Case Construction Equipment crowned the champion of its Triple Threat Rodeo series, following an exciting day-long competition among 59 of the United States' and Canada's most talented equipment operators at the 2012 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. Case awarded prizes with a total value of approximately $140,000 at the competition's conclusion.
Octavio Miranda, of Ancaster, Ontario, was named the Case Triple Threat Rodeo North American Champion and won a 2012 Ram 2500 truck for himself and a new Case TR270 compact track loader and a Towmaster trailer for his sponsoring company, L.M. Enterprises.
Owner/operator Allan Long, of Summerhill, Pa., finished second to win a $5,000 CNH Capital rewards card. Lloyd Lesher of Casper, Wyo., finished in third place, winning $1,250 in cash for himself and a $2,500 CNH Capital Card for his sponsoring company, Andreehunt Construction. The CNH Capital Cards are redeemable for products and services at any North American Case Construction Equipment dealer. First-, second- and third-place finishers also received custom belt buckles recognizing their performance.
Miranda, Long and Lesher proved their skills during the Triple Threat Rodeo Championship operating a Case F Series wheel loader, N Series loader/backhoe and Alpha Series skid steer through a demanding course of challenges that simulated some of the most difficult applications facing equipment operators in their day-to-day jobs. They earned their place among the five finalists who competed in an extreme test of skills to win their ranks as champion, second- and third-place finishers.
"The Case Triple Threat Rodeo gave the best equipment operators in North America a chance to show off the skills they use every day on the job," says Rob Marringa, Case brand marketing manager. "Each rodeo event required the competitors to demonstrate their mastery of a variety of equipment operations, in terms of both speed and accuracy."
From a field of more than 1,500 participants who competed in Case Triple Threat Rodeo events across the United States and Canada this year, the winners of local rodeo events each qualified to compete at the championship event. The local winners also received $500 in cash and Case gear.