Ontario man wins Case Triple Threat championship
By Case Construction Equipment
Jan. 26, 2012 – Case Construction Equipment has 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 US$140,000 at the competition’s conclusion.
By Case Construction Equipment
Jan. 26, 2012 – Case Construction Equipment has 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 US$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, a Hamilton, Ont.-based excavating and sewage contractor.
Miranda operates a loader/backhoe in the final.
Miranda proved his skills 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. He earned his
place among the five finalists who competed in an extreme test of skills
to win the rank of champion.
“We congratulate Octavio Miranda for his victory,” said Rob Marringa, Case brand marketing
manager. “And we applaud all of our competitors in demonstrating their
professionalism and skill as worthy representatives of their trade.”
World of Concrete – the largest international tradeshow dedicated to the
commercial concrete and masonry construction industries – served as the
backdrop for the championship.
Case hosted the event at its outdoor exhibit adjacent to the Las Vegas
“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,”
Marringa said. “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 US$500 in cash and
Attracting more than 10,000 visitors, the local rodeo events proved
successful in terms of competitors, overall attendance and fundraising
efforts in support of Habitat for Humanity affiliates.
Combined with funds raised through earlier equipment rodeos and other
company and dealer events, Case and its dealers have contributed an
aggregate total of more than US$250,000 to local Habitat for Humanity
“Case and our dealers share a commitment to support the communities in
which we do business,” Marringa said. “We are proud of the many ways in
which our company, employees and dealers have responded to community
needs over the years.”