Heavy equipment and dump truck jockeys from throughout Idaho will assemble Tuesday (June 13) at Dworshak Dam near Orofino for the annual ITD Truck Roadeo. The event tests skills of drivers in maneuvering equipment through an obstacle course and diagnosing “planted” equipment problems.
The competition will be at the Dworshak Dam parking lot next to the boat launches.
The top two finishers at the state finals will advance to the Western Snow and Ice Conference scheduled for Sept. 25-29 in Estes Park, Colo. Watch next week’s Transporter for the list of winners.
Competing at the state finale, hosted by District 2, are:
District 1, Coeur d'Alene, June 6, at the Athol Gravel Pit
(left to right: Miles Stevens, Walley Barton, Jeff Keiker, David Palmer)
1st place foreman, David Palmer, leadworker, C'dA South
& East Maintenance
District 2, Lewiston, June 8, Dworshak Dam, Orofino
(left to right: Mark Schuster, Gary Atchley, Ron Dammon, Kyle Way, Sean Seargant)
1st place foreman, Mark Schuster, Foreman, Fleming Maintenance
District 3, Boise, May31, New Plymouth Maintenance yard
(left to right: Juan Salinas, Jeremy Gregory, Brian Inwards, Robin Freeman)
1st place foreman, Robin Freeman, leadworker Cascade
District 4, Shoshone, May 16, Twin Falls Maintenance yard
(left to right: Mike Praegitzer, Pete McGuire, John Connell, Dave Steen)
1st place foreman Mike Praegitzer D4, shop superintendent
(left to right: Doug Thorpe, Jerry Bauer, Cody Sellers, Bruce Dial)
1st place foreman Jerry Bauer American Falls Maintenance
District 6, Rigby, May 17, Idaho Falls Maintenance Yard
(left to right: Allen Rainsdon, Craig Stewart, Corey Finn, Don Gilstrap)
1st place foreman, Don Gilstrap, foreman - Idaho Falls
State qualifiers list provided by Rex Hufford, ITD Equipment Analyst