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Held November 6th to 9th, 2017

Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT


The Tent Show 2017 Pics

MATRA Games - 2017 Golden Sledgehammer Winner

(Photo: 2017 Golden Sledgehammer Winner: )


2nd Place Overall

Brandon Johnson, L & A Tent Rentals  

3rd Place Overall

Derek Hill, L & A Tent Rentals

Over 40 Overall

Albert Rojas, Event Essentials

Women's Overall

Lindsay Romano, PTG Event Services,

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

1st Place:  Merle Sensenig, Tents for Rent, LLC  20.93 seconds
2nd Place: Mikel Martin, Special Events Virginia  23.77 seconds
3rd Place: Shane Hill, Tents for Rent, LLC, 23.94 seconds

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

1st Place: Elisio Damian, A Tent for Rent  3.44 seconds 
2nd Place: Shane Hill, Tents for Rent, LLC, 3.85 seconds
3rd Place: Brent Bergey, Tents for Rent, LLC, 3.96 seconds

1 Man Tent Lacing ( Sponsored by Cornerstone event products)

1st Place: Albert Rojas, Event Essentials 31.18 seconds
2nd Place:  Derek Hill, L & A Tent Rentals, 33.65 seconds
3rd Place: Guillaume Grandchamp, 36.66 seconds

1 Man Stake Toss (Sponsored by Eureka! Tents) 

1st Place: Rick Seymour, Event Site Services,  2.0 inches
2nd Place:  Daryl Benz, Aggreko, 3.0 inches
3rd Place TIE: Lindsay Romano - PTG Event Services and Darren Morizet - Party Time Rentals 6.0 inches 

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

1st Place:  Brandon Johnson, L & A Tent Rentals, 4.5 seconds
2nd Place: Mikel Martin, Special Events Virginia, 9.2 seconds 
3rd Place: Mike Giampietro, Christian Party Rental, 9.6 seconds

2 Man Stake Drive (Sponsored by Aztec tents)

1st Place: Kelvyn Torres & Carolos Rosario, A Party Center, 5.37 seconds
2nd Place: Matt Smith & Mikel Martin Special Events Virginia, 5.41 seconds

3rd Place: Derek Hill and Connor Williams, L & A Tent Rentals  5.63 seconds

One Man Tent Toss (Sponsored by Anchor Industries)  

1st Place: Mikel Martin Special Events Virginia,  37 feet
2nd Place: Brandon Johnson, L & A Tent Rentals, 36 feet, 0 inches
3rd Place:  Carlos Rosario, A Party Center 35 feet, 0 inches

two Man tent folding (Sponsored by: fred's tents)

1st Place: Shane Hill & Merle Sensenig, Tents for Rent  20.78 seconds
2nd Place: Adrian Martin & Brent Bergey, Tents for Rent  22.65 seconds
3rd Place: Marlin Sensenig & Michael Wenger, Tents for Rent  24.8 seconds

One Man Sledge Hammer Throw (Sponsored by: PHP)

1st Place: Joe Blanchard, Atent for Rent, Inc.
2nd Place: William Bonilla, Atent for Rent, Inc.
3rd Place: Kyle Richardson, TentOX




Contact Us

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.