METALCON

Metal Roofing Championship Games

THE 2017 WINNERS ARE IN!

 

Celebrating its 4th Annual metal roofing competition, the MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games were held October 18-20 at METALCON in Las Vegas. As hoped for, the MCA Games created excitement, made some familiar metal sounds and managed to draw a crowd each day during the competition.  

 

On Wednesday and Thursday, 3 pre-registered teams with 2 contestants each competed for cash awards.  On Friday, the two teams with the most collective points from Wednesday and Thursday’s competition, returned to compete for the $2,000 Grand Cash Award and the title of “MCA METALCON 2017 National Metal Roofing Champion”

 

 

 

 

 

 

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

 

WEDNESDAY'S WINNERS:

 

Team 1  Thomas Phoenix International 

Easthampton, New Jersey

  • Joe Allen
  • Paul Kulb

They won Challenge #1, 3, 4 and 5, plus the daily point award

The other teams that competed were Marc Vlietstra and Seth Vlietstra of Roy’s Sheds in Perth, Australia and Robert Faint and David Austin of Wm. Molnar Roofing in Riverview, Michigan.

Total Cash Awards were $3,250.00

 

 

THURSDAY'S WINNERS:

 

Team 2 – Thomas Phoenix International

East Hampton, New Jersey

  • Matt Cox
  • Justin Hopta

They tied for Challenge #1, and won Challenges 2 and 3, plus daily points award

The other teams that competed were Chris Renninger and Jose Peralta of S&S Structures, Inc. of Blandon, Pennsylvania and Nick Hidalgo and Steven Dempsey of Wm. Molnar Roofing in Riverview, Michigan.

Total Cash Awards were $3,250.00

 

 

FRIDAY'S WINNERS & 2017 METAL ROOFING GAMES NATIONAL CHAMPIONS:

 

Team 2 – Thomas Phoenix International

East Hampton, New Jersey

  • Matt Cox
  • Justin Hopta

They won the National Championship Title and the $2,000 Cash Award

 

Total Cash Award Prizes for the event were $8,500

 

 

Primary Material & Equipment Sponsors this year were:

 

Drexel MetalsMBCINew Tech MachineryPetersen Pac-Clad, LSI Group, Inc. - Roof Hugger, LLC, S-5!, Triangle Fastener Corporation

 

Cash Award Sponsors were:

 

Accurate Perforating, AKZO NobelATAS InternationalAtlas Bolt & Screw Company, The Bradbury Co., Inc., Building Products Development, CIDAN MachineryDesignandBuildwithMetal.comDrexel MetalsExcel StampingGSSI Sealants, Inc., Kloeckner Metals, Logan Stampings, McElroy MetalModern Trade CommunicationsPetersen Pac-CladSheffield MetalsSFS intec, Inc., VMZincValspar

 

The Aces of Las Vegas Competitions and starting times for each day were:

 

1:00 PM – The MBCI & Pac-Clad “Retrofit Panel Installation Challenge”, is where contestants installed the “base” R-panel roofing onto the Games steel-framed mock-ups that are 8-foot x 9-foot.

2:00 PM - The Triangle Fastener Corporation’s “Screw Gun Challenge”, is where contestants installed a series of self-drilling fasteners into a structural zee-shaped purlin member.  Fastest time and properly seated fasteners determined the winning team.

3:00 PM - The Roof Hugger, Inc. “Hug A Roof Challenge”, is where contestants installed factory-notched zee-shaped sub-purlins onto ribbed metal roofing installed during the first challenge. Fastest time, properly seated fasteners and sub-purlin alignment determined the winning team.

4:00 PM – The New Tech Machinery & Drexel Metal’s “Standing Seam Challenge”, is where contestants installed 5 each 18-inch wide snap seam standing seam metal roof panels over the Hugger factory-notched sub-purlins.  Fastest time and properly seated panel seams determined the winning team.

5:00 PM - The S-5! “Let It Snow Challenge”, is where contestants installed S-5! ColorGard® snow retention onto the 18-inch metal roof panels installed during the previous challenge.  Fastest time, properly seated/torqued fasteners and ColorGard® alignment determined the winning team.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Judging was provided by the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA).
  • Cash awards were provided by generous MCA member companies.

 

 

View the 2016 Roofing Championship Games Winners

 

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