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Held November 3rd to 6th, 2014
Hershey Lodge; Hershey, PA

Entertainment 2014

Dinner/Awards 2014

Breakfast 2014


Welcome Reception

The Tent Show 2014 Pics

Tour of the Tents

MATRA 2014 Hall of Honor Recipient

(Photo: L/R-Rob Markert, R.A. Markert & Associates; Hall of Honor Recipient, Robert "Bob" Markert; Jim Reyen, Eureka Tents and MATRA President-Mike Fitzwater, Special Events Virginia)

MATRA Games - 2014 Golden Sledgehammer Winner

(Photo: L/R-MATRA President, Mike Fitzwater, Special Events Virginia; 2014 Golden Sledgehammer Winner: Jeff Phelps, Special Events Virginia)

MATRA 2014 Volunteer of the Year

(Photo: Volunteer of the Year 2014 Recipient, Tom Markel, Bravo Events Expos Displays)

MATRA 2014 Dodgeball Tournament, supporting the MATRA Scholarship Program

(Photo: Team Losberger - L/R-Pat Moughan; Tommy Wilson; Matt Bates; Chris Mastroine;
Prentis Parker; Dave MacArthur and Joe Eimer)

2nd Place Overall

Daryl Sensenig, Tents for Rent, LLC 

3rd Place Overall

Jeremy Laughman, Tents for Rent, LLC

Over 40 Overall

Scott Pickel, Everything Tented

Women's Overall

Courtney Tamuzza, A Party Center

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

1st Place: Jeff Phelps, Special Events VA, 27.18 seconds
2nd Place: Adrian Martin, Tents for Rent, LLC, 28.18
3rd Place: Jeremy Laughman, Tents for Rent, LLC, 28.37 seconds

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

1st Place: Daryl Sensenig, Tents for Rent, LLC, 4.75 seconds
2nd Place: Adrian Maring, Tents for Rent, LLC, 5.53 seconds
3rd Place: Jay Ebersole, Tents for Rent, LLC, 5.72 seconds

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

1st Place: Jeff Phelps, Special Events VA, 38.38 seconds
2nd Place: Alex Kouzmanoff, Aztec Tents, 39.12 seconds
3rd Place: Daryl Sensenig, Tents for Rent, LLC, 43.1 seconds

1 Man Stake Toss (Sponsored by Eureka! Tents) 

1st Place: Connor Williams, L & A Tent Rentals, 1 inch
2nd Place:  Ray Eichelberg, Event Central 1.5 inches
3rd Place: Fernando Jacome, Party Line, 2 inches

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

1st Place: Daryl Sensenig & Kent Martin, Tents for Rent, LLC, 23.50 seconds
2nd Place: Jeremy Laughman & Brent Bergy, Tents for Rent, LLC, 24.22 seconds
3rd Place: Jeff Phelps & Ty Alexander, Special Events VA, 25.87 seconds

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

1st Place:  Merle Sensenig, Tents for Rent, LLC, 9.1 seconds
2nd Place: Tondrick Ricks, Fred's Tents, 10.4 seconds 
3rd Place: Matt Smith, Special Events VA, 10.7 seconds

2 Man Stake Drive (Sponsored by Aadvantage Tent Fittings)

1st Place: Jeremy Laughman & Kent Martin, Tents for Rent, LLC, 3.78 seconds
2nd Place: Lamar Weaver & Brent Bergy, Tents for Rent, LLC, 4.18 seconds

3rd Place: Kellen Loughan, Taylor Rental & Steven Smith, Taylor Rental/Party Plus, 4.44 seconds

One Man Rope Throw (Sponsored by Anchor Industries)  

1st Place: Jeff Phelps, Special Events VA, 75 feet, 11 inches
2nd Place: Ty Alexander, Special Events VA, 68 feet, 2 inches
3rd Place: Daryl Sensenig, Tents for Rent, LLC, 68 feet, 1 inch

One Man Sledge Hammer Throw (Sponsored by:  PHP)

1st Place: Kent Martin, Tents for Rent, LLC, 40 points
2nd Place (3 way tie): AJ Schaffer, Blue Peak Tents; Adrian Martin, Tents for Rent, LLC; Kyle Richardson, L & A Tent Rentals, 30 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.