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:

    Division 1
    First : TRA CReWSers, WEA of Texas
    Second : Terminal Velocity, Virginia WEA
    Third : Commode Commandos, Rocky Mountain WEA

    Division 2
    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.

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