The Regional Rodeos were a new twist to the Rodeo held at ConEXPO in 2011. This time, Maximum Capacity Media, along with Crane Institute Certification, Liebherr, the Crosby Group, and Manitowoc, joined efforts and decided to have operators compete in their region before heading on to Nationals, October 27 in Davenport, Fla.
Saturday, October 13 was the final of the Regional Rodeos and it was held right here at Crane Institute Headquarters in Sanford, Fla. The rodeo kicked off with Millard Boden of Bryson Crane, as the first contestant. Boden held the first place spot all day until Mark Adcock of Crane Rental Corp. stepped up to the crane! After Adcock’s amazing skills behind the controls landed him in first place, the competition wasn’t over. James Anderson of Crane Rental Corp. showed the crowd everything he had and walked away the Southeast Regional Rodeo Winner!
That’s not all…here at the Crane Institute we like to go above and beyond! We had food, music, games and, of course, football for all to enjoy. With the season of giving coming soon, Crane Institute got a head start and donated the proceeds from the rodeo entrance fees to the Salvation Army!
We would like to thank all of our sponsors, Florida Crane Owner’s Council (FCOC), Kelly Tractor and Equipment, the Crane Rental Corp. and Columbus McKinnon and all the contestants; you truly made this rodeo a big success!
The Phoenix Regional Rodeo resulted in 2 new qualifiers to compete in the National Championship Rodeo. Jesse Pettit of Maxim Crane was awarded second place and with a time of nearly three minutes faster, was John Seach of Marco Crane in first place! Congratulations to the Phoenix Regional Qualifier Winners!
Remember. . . 4 Down and only 1 To Go.
Sign up today for the last Regional Qualifier Event held at Crane Institute of America Headquarters in Sanford, FL October 13! See you there!
The week of September 10th brought back-to-back Regional Qualifier Crane Operator Rodeos.
September 12 the Rodeo was held in Houston with sponsor Webber, LLC at Four Seasons Equipment Rental. The turnout was GREAT, and the Texas BBQ, delicious! John Blackenship of Deep South Crane & Rigging was awarded first place and Joe Cowen III of Alliance Crane placed second!
That weekend, September 15, was the Chicago Rodeo held at Local 150 IUOE. Once again, a wonderful turnout and this time Jason George of CG Enterprises had the best time, ranking him number 1 and John Rickert of Local 150 IUOE came in at second!
Stay posted for the results of the Phoenix Rodeo
Congratulations to the Houston and Chicago Regional Rodeo Winners! See you in Orlando, October 27-28, 2012!
Empire Crane’s Qualifier Rodeo Event August 23, 2012 was an absolute success.
Over 30 crane operators came out to compete in this event and 2 walked away as Regional Winners. There are more opportunities for you to compete. Go to www.CraneOperatorRodeo.com to see if there is a regional event near you!
A Special Congratulations & Hats Off To:
Greg Eldridge, Payne’s Crane, Binghampton, NY
Sean Noonan, Advanced Crane Services, Ringwood, NJ