Freeman repeats as D-3's top foreman at 'roadeo'
About 100 people, including 39 competitors, and judges coordinators, cooks and managers/supervisors, took part in the District 3 Equipment Roadeo last week.
The annual test of driving and equipment knowledge took place Wednesday (June 1) in Garden Valley. For the second straight year, Robin Freeman, a three-time state champ from the New Meadows shop, came out on top in the Foreman division.
New Meadows lead worker Kraig Spelman repeated as champion in the Transportation Technician division. Kelley Dick of the Sign Crew, took second place, and Marsing lead worker Jeramie Gregory finished third.
Two rounds of scoring through the truck-driving and loader-operator courses were recorded, in addition to a written exam. Participants had 10 minutes to find five “planted” defects in the truck inspection portion of the competition and 10 minutes to answer 10 multiple-choice questions.
Transportation Tech. Division
Photos: (Left to right, below) Jeramie Gregory, Kelley Dick, Kraig Spelman and Robin Freeman; (top) Drivers maneuver a dump truck through an obstacle course.