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Held November 9th to 12th, 2015
Dover Downs Hotel/Casino; Dover, Delaware


The Tent Show 2015 Pics

MATRA 2015 Hall of Honor Recipient

(Photo: L/R-Presented by Scott Pickel, Everything Tented; Hall of Honor Recipient, Scott Woodruff)

MATRA Games - 2015 Golden Sledgehammer Winner

(Photo: L/R-MATRA Past-President, Brian Richardson, L&A Tent Rentals; 2015 Golden Sledgehammer Winner: Derek Hill, L&A Tent Rentals)

MATRA 2015 Volunteer of the Year

(Photo: L/R- Volunteer of the Year 2015 Recipient, Brian Richardson, L&A Tent Rentals; Presented by MATRA Board Member, Daryl Benz, Aggreko Event Services)

MATRA 2015 Peddle Car Race, supporting the MATRA Scholarship Program

(Photo: Team Anchor Industries - L/R-Ryan LaCasse; Steve Lipking; Dan Dalton)

2nd Place Overall

Jeremy Laughman, Tents for Rent, LLC 

3rd Place Overall

Greg Miller, Knights Rentals

Over 40 Overall

Greg Miller, Knights Rentals

Women's Overall

Courtney Tamuzza, A Party Center

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

1st Place: Greg Miller, Knights Rentals, 26.84 seconds
2nd Place: Scott Pickel, Everything Tented, 28.59
3rd Place: Jeff Phelps, Special Events Virginia, 29.34 seconds

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

1st Place: Darnell Martin, Tents for Rent, LLC, 4.63 seconds
2nd Place: Brockton Sensenig, Tents for Rent, LLC, 5.03 seconds
3rd Place: Leonardo Losada, Ocean Tents & Party, 5.09 seconds

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

1st Place: Brian Richardson, L&A Tent Rentals, 37.75 seconds
2nd Place: Derek Hill, L&A Tent Rentals, 37.87 seconds
3rd Place: Jason LeBourdais, L&A Tent Rentals, 38.00 seconds

1 Man Stake Toss (Sponsored by Eureka! Tents) 

1st Place: Courtney Tamuzza, A Party Center, 1/8 inch
2nd Place:  Fred Brown, Fred's Tents, 1/4 inches
3rd Place: Pete Hearing, Knights Rentals, 2 inches

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

1st Place: Greg Miller & Pete Hearing, Knights Rentals, 21.19 seconds
2nd Place: Jeremy Laughman & Brent Bergey, Tents for Rent, LLC, 25.56 seconds
3rd Place: Derek Hill & Steve Campbell, L&A Tent Rentals, 25.79 seconds

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

1st Place:  Jeremy Laughman, Tents for Rent, LLC, 6.3 seconds
2nd Place: Derrick Hill, L&A Tent Rentals, 7.9 seconds 
3rd Place: Elvin Sensenig, Tents For Rent, LLC, 8.4 seconds

2 Man Stake Drive (Sponsored by Aadvantage Tent Fittings)

1st Place: Derek Hill & Tom Murin, L&A Tent Tentals, 3.55 seconds
2nd Place: Brent Bergy & Jeremy Laughman, Tents for Rent, LLC, 3.66 seconds

3rd Place: Elvin Sensenig & Lamar Weaver, Tents for Rent, LLC, 4.28 seconds

One Man Tent Toss (Sponsored by Anchor Industries)  

1st Place: Freddie Brown, Fred's Tents, 30 feet
2nd Place: Sean McNulty, Fred's Tents, 27 feet, 4 inches
3rd Place: Dale Gould, Bucks-Mont Party AND Angel Gomez, Creedon & Co., 26 feet, 4 inches

One Man Sledge Hammer Throw (Sponsored by: PHP)

1st Place: Derek Hill, L&A Tent Rentals
2nd Place: Bill Hill, Rainbow Party
3rd Place: Jeff Phelps, Special Events Virginia




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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.