Bernd “Beddes” Strasser took home the title once again at this year’s International Tree Climbing Championship in St. Louis. The title is Strasser’s eighth title (and third consecutive). Strasser’s previous titles came in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007. Strasser finished ahead of Scott Forrest (2nd place), Mark Chisholm (3rd) and Jared Abrojena (4th).
In the women’s competition, Josephine Hedger of the UK beat out defending champion Chrissy Spence of New Zealand for the 2008 ITCC women’s title.
The full results are as follows: