Sims Crane Safety Rodeo - Tampa Qualifier Results

Saturday, February 5th marked the date for the Tampa & Mulberry branches to compete for a spot in the Finals for the 2011 Sims Crane Safety Rodeo to be held next Saturday, February 12, 2011 in Tampa, FL at the Sims Crane headquarters.

With over 20 contestants competing for the top two spots, Matt Williams, a third year apprentice, walked away with top honors with a time of 2:44. Second place was Robbie Johnson, an erection superintendent with a time of 2:46.

We want to thank everyone for coming out and showing support for the contestants, and to Dean Sims & Bruce Delong for serving up some great food!

We hope you all can join us next saturday February 12, 2011 for the finals as someone will walk away with the Kastens Memorial Award and a trip to Las Vegas for CONEXPO-Con/Ag in March.  The IUOE Local 925 has posted a prize pot of $1,000 to be divide among the top three finishers in the final event.  First prize includes $500, second prize includes $300 and third prize includes $200.

Times for all participants  -*A denotes Apprentice Operator 

James Taylor - 3:14
Lee Strickland - 4:20
Robbie Johnson - 2:46 *  Second Place
Raymond Pierce - 11:14
Adrian Lacey - 3:33
Bubba Tillis - 3:55
Mark Barton - 5:39
Joel Rentas - 5:27
Jason Ashmore - 3:31
Jeff Hopgood - 11:31
Dylan Sherman - 7:38
Clint Walker - 17:16
George Heath - 7:52
Danny Nichols - 5:23
Matt Williams - 2:44 * First Place
William Stewart - 3:05
Billy Coleman - 4:05
Don Keene - 5:47
Mitch Cesario - 3:41

Dean Sims Sr. - 4:30
Erika Sims  - 2:30

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