College Places Second in Heavy Equipment Rodeo

Published 03.28.2007

Diesel Truck, Heavy Equipment & Power Generation

Budd L. Greevy, instructor of diesel equipment technology, wears his Penn College Pride during the Heavy Equipment Rodeo he organized at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center. (Photo by Misty Kennard-Mayer, coordinator of matriculation and retention, School of Natural Resources Management)Penn College placed second amongeight teams in last weekend's Heavy Equipment Rodeo at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center, whilefour of its students placed in various categories.

The traditional Visitation Day activity, at which students perform a number of maneuvers testing their skill on a variety of construction equipment, was won by Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology, Pleasant Gap. Cayuga Onondaga BOCES, Olean, N.Y., placed third overall.

Other teams were from Hewes Educational Center, Ashville, N.Y.; Mike Brewer BOCES, Bath, N.Y.; We-Mo-Co Occupational Technical Center, Spencerport, N.Y.; Lancaster County Career and Technology Center; and Berks (County) Career and Technology Center.

Richard R, Breen Jr., a technology management major from Middletown, R.I., placed first in the "Backhoe Egg" contest and third in the "Wheel Loader" category; Jacob N. Parvin, of Brackney, finished second in the "Backhoe Softball" competition; Chad E. Cairns, of Ligonier, placed third in the "Skid Steer" contest; and Owen C. Bucher, of Harleysville, finished third in the "Wheel Loader" event.

Parvin, Cairns and Bucher all are majoring in heavy equipment technology-operator in Penn College's School of Natural Resources Management.