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Road & Bridge Crews Compete in County Fair Road-e-o

Hair pin maneuvers with an excavator was part of the scoring in the 5th annual Road-e-o sponsored by the Fremont County Department of Transportation at the 2015 Fremont County Fair.

44 competitors from six counties plus the City of Cañon City took part in the 5th annual Road-e-o competition at the 2015 Fremont County Fair sponsored by the Fremont County Department of Transportation.  The public works employees again took the opportunity to test their skills on heavy equipment with others in the region.  Each of the 44 participants competed against the clock and various obstacles to earn points in three categories; road graders, front end loaders, and excavators.

In addition to local competitors from Fremont County and Cañon City others traveled to compete in the contest from Custer, Summit, Teller, Pueblo, and Chaffee Counties.  Top honors for the overall best score in all three events this year went to Tony Swango of Summit County.  Second place went to Bryan Boyer of Pueblo County.

Winners in the individual events included Swango and Boyer who also took first and second places in the excavator category.  Dave Van Winkle of Fremont County took first place in the loader competition while Tony Fabrizio of the City of Cañon City and Chance Harmon of Chaffee County tied for second.  First place in the grader competition went to Mark Stacy of Chaffee County with Swango of Summit County taking second.

The 5th annual Road-e-o was sponsored by John Deere’s southern Colorado dealer in Pueblo, 4-Rivers Equipment.  4-Rivers and several other vendors provided a number of prizes for the competitors.

The 44 competitors, judges, sponsors, and volunteers line up for a photo following the 2015 Road-e-o heavy equipment competition on July30th at the Fremont County Fair