DelDOT Maintenance & Operations team won first place in the National Snowplow Roadeo.
Against a field of 66 competitors from across the country, a DelDOT Maintenance & Operations team won first place in the National Snowplow Roadeo held in Loveland, Colo.
Chris King, assistant supervisor of Canal District's Area 10, and Charles Dietz, an equipment operator III of North District's Area 14, competed in the 10-wheel Snowplow Roadeo.
Also competing in the National Roadeo this year were Robert Cubbage, an equipment operator IV of Central District's Area 21, and Brian Downward, an equipment operator of Canal District's Area 22.
Last year, Jason Beaston and Brian Downward took third place in the single axle competition, and in 2007, Jason Chadick and Alan Jefferson took first place honors in the tandem axle competition.
"I am so proud of our employees who represented DelDOT at this year's competition and performed so well," said Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan. "Our operators do a fantastic job and it's great to see them bring home a first place finish!"
The National Snow Roadeo is a one-day event that tests the skills and knowledge of equipment operators from around the country. The annual competition offers five events that includes a diagnostic vehicle inspection, and a timed obstacle course.