Wacker Neuson Announces Fourth Annual Trowel Challenge

October 24, 2011

Wacker Neuson will hold the fourth annual Trowel Challenge during the World of Concrete, Jan. 24-27, 2012 in Las Vegas. The grand prize—a customized Wacker Neuson CRT 48-35VX ride-on trowel and a trip for two to the Caribbean—will be awarded to the fastest finisher.

Held in the company’s outdoor exhibit, the ride-on trowel challenge tests the operator’s entire range of speed and accuracy skills as they maneuver around an obstacle course weaving throughout a 2,400-square-foot slab. Every year, more than 150 concrete trowel operators participate throughout the qualifying rounds held the first three days of the show. The top 10 finishers, based on their qualifying times, then compete for the fastest finisher award on Thursday afternoon (this year Jan. 26). All registered WOC contractor attendees are eligible to compete on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The 2011 winner, Stu Angeli, representing Lindsay Lampasona Concrete Building Partners, Norfolk, Mass., finished with a two-run combined winning time of 56:246 seconds. The runner up was Jody Knockwood, Power Concrete Finishing, Charlottestown, Prince Edward Island, Canada who finished in 57:356 seconds.