“Packer, packer, near the wall
Who rolls the fastest cables of all?”
On Saturday 08 July 2017, Show Support hosted its inaugural Cable Rolling Championship.
There were two divisions on the day:
25 Metre Socapex Challenge.
20 Metre XLR Sprints.
Contestants were as follows:
Team 1 – The Bump-In Banditos
FM Benjamin Albrecht
SCC William Laughlin
VFM Anthony Horler
CC Adam Harris
Team 2 – The Truck Pack Terminators
CC Calum Ross
SCC Jeff Ward
CM Matthew Johnston
CM Karel Kubes
Team 3 – The Load Out Lunatics
CC Corey Harris
CM David Beck
CC Wayne Milligan
SOM Maximillian Dessmann
The finals comprised the winners of the three heats, with SHSMD David Neil making the fourth competitor.
For the 25M Socapex Event, Grand Finalists were:
CC Corey Harris – 1st Place 23.00
SCC William Laughlin – 2nd Place 27.80
SCC Jeff Ward – 3rd Place 28.00
MD David Neil – 4th Place 29.80
For the 20M XLR Event, Grand Finalists were:
MD David Neil – 1st Place 17.10
CC Adam Harris – 2nd Place 18.50
SCC Jeff Ward – 3rd Place 20.10
CM David Beck – 4th Place 26.10
Our expert cablists competed fiercely to make the day a roaring success, each of them worthy of praise.
When it comes to leads management, SHS Crew are the best in the business … it’s how we roll.
The tournament was followed by a combined get-together for Senior Crew Chief William Laughlin’s Immortality Ceremony and the 40th birthday celebrations of Victorian Operations Manager Maximillian Dessmann, who topped off the night with some sterling pool playing that left hapless pub-goers at The Union shocked and humiliated.
Show Support expresses warm gratitude to our great client TDC, and Karl, for donating the cables for this prestigious event. In addition, Tortuga Studios provided the space for our top SHS professionals to display their cable-rolling prowess. Thanks also goes to SHS National Operations Manager Rebecca Morrison for keeping the score, SHS SA2MD Vincent Heffernan for timing the events and use of his GoPro, and, last but not least, Lorin Chapman for logistical support and broadcast quality camera work.
On a personal note, SHSMD David Neil regrets not having a roll of lecky tape handy for the 25M Socapex Finals, a rookie mistake that cost him victory. Let that be a lesson to all up and coming Showies. Electrical tape can mean the difference between life and death in this cut throat industry.
Don’t ever leave home without it!