"More than 50 operators got to strut their stuff, maneuvering equipment around the obstacle course," said Kurt Pease, Territory Sales Manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry, who partnered with local Deere dealer Honnen Equipment to provide machines for the Western Snow & Ice Conference's "Motor Grader Roadeo."
Operating skill and wisdom demonstrated on written and diagnostic tests, brought Dale Frey, of Summit County Road& Bridge in Colorado, the winning point total.
Second place: Vic Schroeder, Summit County Road & Bridge, Colo.
Third place: John Hoppe Pierce, County Public Works, Washington
Fourth place: Spencer Esch, Town of Breckenridge, Colo.
Other events at the Estes Park, Colo., conference included educational seminars and motivational speakers. Each year, the Snow & Ice Conference draws 1,000 to 1,500 attendees.