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Held November 4th to 7th, 2013
Dover Downs Hotel/Casino, Dover, Delaware

Entertainment 2013



Misc. Photos


Tents, Tents, Tents

Tour of the Tents

MATRA 2013 Hall of Honor Recipient

(Photo: R-Hall of Honor Recipient, Mike Tharpe, TopTec Products LLC award presented by Bryan Bolt, TopTec Products LLC)

MATRA Games - 2013 Golden Sledgehammer Winner

(Photo: L/R Board Member, Loren Breck, L.B. Breck Sales Group and 2013 Golden Sledgehammer Winner: Brent Bergey, Tents For Rent, LLC.)

MATRA 2013 Volunteer of the Year

(Photo: R-Volunteer of the Year Recipient, Julie Creedon-Linton, Creedon & Co. award presented by Daryl Benz, Aggreko)

MATRA Dodgeball Tournament, supporting the MATRA Scholarship Program

(Photo: Upper Level L/R Immediate Past President & MATRA Scholarship Chair, John Creedon, Creedon & Co; Support Team Leader and Great Guy, Steve Belliveau, Tentwares; Team Captain, Dave Cesar, Blue Peak Tents; Head Chief and Waterboy, John Fuchs, Achor Industries; Lower Level L/R A.J. Schaeffer & Tim Page, Blue Peak Tents; Jason O'Neil & Daniel Blankenship, Anchor Industries)

2nd Place Overall

Matt Dudley, Michael's Party Rentals 

3rd Place Overall

Jeremy Laughman, Tents for Rent, LLC

Over 40 Overall

Scott Pickel, Everything Tented

Women's Overall

Laurie Kustek, Garden City Tent & Party Rental

1 Man Table/Chair Set-Up (Sponsored by Granite Industries)

1st Place: Jeff Phelps, Special Events, VA, 24.83 seconds
2nd Place: Jeremy Laughman, Tents for Rent, LLC, 28.98 seconds
3rd Place: Kevin Hursh, Tents for Rent, LLC, 29.53 seconds

1 Man Knot Tying (Sponsored by TopTec Products, LLC)

1st Place: Brent Bergey, Tents for Rent, LLC, 6.66 seconds
2nd Place: Jay Ebersole, Tents for Rent, LLC, 7.69 seconds
3rd Place: Brian Kordek, A to Z Party Rental, 8.15 seconds

1 Man Tent Lacing ( Sponsored by L.B.Breck Sales Group/R.A.Markert & Associates)

1st Place: Elecio Damian, Atent for Rent, 31.1 seconds
2nd Place: Juan Flores, Sur-Loc Flooring Systems, 38.7 seconds
3rd Place: Brian Richardson, L&A Tent Rentals, 42.5 seconds

1 Man Stake Toss (Sponsored by Eureka! Tents) 

1st Place: Brent Bergey, Tents for Rent, LLC, 3/4 inches
2nd Place:  Billy Hill, Rainbow Party & Tent Rental, 1 inch
3rd Place: Eddy Vezo, Garden City Tents, 2 inches

2 Man Tent Fold (Sponsored by Fred's Tents)

1st Place: Daryl Benz, Aggreko & Justin Mairo, Olympic Tent, 21.96 seconds
2nd Place: Adrian Martin & Merle Sensenig, Tents for Rent, LLC, 21.98 seconds
3rd Place: Billy Hill, Rainbow Party & Tent & Herbert Perdue, Ocean Tents, 22.53 seconds

1 Man Stake Drive (Sponsored by Pioneer Tool & Forge)

1st Place:  Matt Dudley, Michael's Party Rentals, 6.5 seconds
2nd Place: Elvin Sensenig, Tents for Rent, LLC, 7.0 seconds 
3rd Place: Rocky Austin, Special Events, VA  7.1 seconds

2 Man Stake Drive (Sponsored by Aadvantage Tent Fittings)

1st Place: Erasmo Sanchez & Ernesto Rico, Sur-Loc Flooring Systems, 4.38 seconds
2nd Place: Jeremy Laughman & Brent Bergey, Tents for Rent, LLC, 4.41 seconds

3rd Place: Matt Smith & Ty Alexander, Special Events, VA  4.62 seconds

One Man Rope Throw (Sponsored by Anchor Industries)  

1st Place: Fred Brown, Fred's Tents, 86 feet, 6 inches
2nd Place: Angel Gomez, Creedon & Co., Inc., 80 feet
3rd Place: Erasmo Sanchez, Sur-Loc Flooring Systems, 67 feet

One Man Sledge Hammer Throw (Sponsored by:  PHP)  **New Game**

1st Place (tie): Matt Dudley, Michael's Party Rental & Rocky Austin, Special Events, VA 13 points
3rd Place: Ty Alexander, Special Events, VA, 10 points




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Manufacturers and Tent Renters Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 9826
Wilmington, DE 19809
Phone:302.765.3945 Ext 2
Fax: 302-241-2177

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Mission Statement

The mission of MATRA is to uphold safe practices and promote the professionalism and integrity of the tent rental industry, through education, networking and leadership development.