Operations Challenge 2016 Highlighted in Gallery

January 31, 2017

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During WEFTEC® 2016, 42 teams vied for first, second, and third place in Division 1 and Division 2 of Operations Challenge. Competitors tested their wastewater treatment skills in five events – Process Control, Laboratory, Collection Systems, Godwin Maintenance, and Safety.

The Virginia Water Environment Association team, the Blue Ridge Brawlers, earned first place overall in Division 1. The Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association team, Elevated Ops, placed first overall in Division 2. The gallery shows highlights from the 2016 competition and the table presents the winners.

For more information, read the Operations Challenge 2016 section in the December issue of WE&T and the WEF Highlights article “Young Professional Jumps Into Arkansas WEA and Operations Challenge.”

Operations Challenge 2016 Gallery

Photos courtesy of Kieffer Photography.

Division 1 Overall

Division 2 Overall

First Place: Blue Ridge Brawlers, Virginia Water Environment Association (WEA)

First Place: Blue Ridge Brawlers, Virginia Water Environment Association (WEA)

First Place: Elevated Ops, Rocky Mountain WEA

First Place: Elevated Ops, Rocky Mountain WEA

Second Place: Motley Poo, Chesapeake WEA

Second Place: Motley Poo, Chesapeake WEA

Second Place: Wasatch All-Stars, WEA of Utah

Second Place: Wasatch All-Stars, WEA of Utah

Third Place: LA Wrecking Crew, California WEA

Third Place: LA Wrecking Crew, California WEA

Third Place: TRA Waste Warriors, WEA of Texas

Third Place: TRA Waste Warriors, WEA of Texas

 

Process Control Event

Process Control Event award

Laboratory Event

Laboratory Event award

Division 1

Division 2 Division 1 Division 2
First:  LA Wrecking Crew, California WEA
First:  Elevated Ops, Rocky Mountain WEA First:  Motley Poo, Chesapeake WEA First:  Team HRSD, Virginia WEA
Second:  TRA CReWSers, WEA of Texas
Second: Shovelers, Central States WEA Second:  TRA CReWSers, WEA of Texas Second:  NWSSD Dirty Deeds, Ohio WEA
Third:  Motley Poo, Chesapeake WEA Third:  Seacoast Sewer Snakes, New England WEA
Third:  ReWa Blackwater Bruisers, California WEA Third:  Shovelers, Central States WEA

Godwin Maintenance Event

Godwin Maintenance Event award

Collection Systems Event

Collection Systems Event award

Division 1

Division 2 Division 1 Division 2
First:  LA Wrecking Crew, California WEA First:  Aqua Techs, WEA of Texas First:  Blue Ridge Brawlers, Virginia WEA  First:  Aqua Techs, WEA of Texas
Second:  Blue Ridge Brawlers, Virginia WEA Second:  Elevated Ops, Rocky Mountain WEA Second:  LA Wrecking Crew, California WEA
Second:  TRA Waste Warriors, WEA of Texas
Third:  OCWA Jets, WEA of Ontario Third:  Wasatch All-Stars, WEA of Utah
Third:  Motley Poo, Chesapeake WEA Third:  Royal Flush, WEA of Utah

Safety EventSafety Event award

Division 1 Division 2
First:  ReWa Blackwater Bruisers, California WEA First:  Wasatch All-Stars, WEA of Utah
Second:  Motley Poo, Chesapeake WEA Second:  Royal Flush, WEA of Utah
Third:  Blue Ridge Brawlers, Virginia WEA Third:  TRA Waste Warriors, WEA of Texas

Spirit Awards

Best Overall Uniform - Wastewater Wranglers

Best Overall Uniform – Wastewater Wranglers

Team Congeniality: Sewercide Warriors, Hawaii WEA

Team Congeniality: Sewercide Warriors, Hawaii WEA

Best Hard Hat Design: Team HRSD, Virginia WEA

Best Hard Hat Design: Team HRSD, Virginia WEA

The Team HRSD hard hat won the Spirit Award for Best Hard Hat Design. Photo courtesy of

Team HRSD won Best Hard Hat Design with this helmet. Photo courtesy of Tim Scott.

Best Fan Support: Shovelers, Central States WEA

Best Fan Support: Shovelers, Central States WEA

Best Effort: TNT, AIDIS AySA

Best Effort: TNT, AIDIS AySA

OCWA Jets won for Most Creative Team Photo with their photo.

OCWA Jets won for Most Creative Team Photo with their photo.

Most Creative Team Photo: OCWA Jets, WEA of Ontario

Most Creative Team Photo: OCWA Jets, WEA of Ontario

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