TRA CReWSers Win Operations Challenge Again
The 2008 defending champions, TRA CReWSers from the Water Environment Association of Texas, again took top honors at the Oct. 13 Operations Challenge competition at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
Coached by Raudel Juarez, the team of Jacob Burwell, Dale Burrow, Steve Price, and David Brown competed against 40 teams from the United States, Canada, and Argentina during the fast-paced, full-day event.
The top winners in the competition are:
First : TRA CReWSers, WEA of Texas
Second : Terminal Velocity, Virginia WEA
Third : Commode Commandos, Rocky Mountain WEA
First : Windy City Wizards, Illinois WEA
Second: Team HRSD, Virginia WEA
Third: Seacoast Sewer Snakes, New England WEA
Now in its 22nd year, Operations Challenge has grown from an original 22-team event to its current 41-team, two-division format. Winners are determined by a weighted point system for five events including collection systems, laboratory, process control, maintenance and safety. The events are designed to test the diverse skills required for the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, their collection systems and laboratories.
Operations Challenge was presented in conjunction with WEFTEC®.09 - the Water Environment Federation’s 82nd annual technical exhibition and conference.