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Mississippi DOT District 3 and 5 Equipment Operators Roadeo Winners Announced

YAZOO CITY, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently held its annual Equipment Operators Roadeo for District 3 at the district headquarters in Yazoo City and for District 5 at the district headquarters in Newton.

“Everything we do is geared towards improving safety for the traveling public, including Roadeo competitions that bring our teams together to improve techniques and learn new skills while engaging in friendly competition,” said Commissioner Willie Simmons, Chairman, Mississippi Transportation Commission. “It’s always great to recognize and celebrate the skills that our frontline workers use on the job daily. I appreciate their dedication to keeping our highways safe.”

Focusing on efficiency and skill, MDOT’s roadeos provide employees with an opportunity to display their mastery of vehicle handling, trailer maneuvering, and heavy equipment precision. The event and judging criteria provide feedback and help operators evaluate their strengths and challenges.

District 3 events and winners are as follows:

  • Lowboy: First Place - Edwards “Maine Jump” Harris; Second Place - Ricky Anderson; Third Place - Christopher Randle
  • Single-Axle Dump Truck: First Place - Alfred “Dean” Jackson; Second Place - Marshall “BJ” Duell; Third Place - Donald “DJ” Jackson
  • Tandem-Axle Dump Truck: First Place - Christopher Randle; Second Place - Ricky Anderson; Third Place - Jarvis “Country Boy” Burns
  • Backhoe: First Place - Tanorris Parker; Second Place - Robert “Lewis” Lewis; Third Place - Clayton Lewis
  • Motor Grader: First Place - Adam Martin; Second Place - Alfred “Dean” Jackson; Third Place - Ricky Anderson
  • Tractor Mower: First Place - Derrick “Stamps” Stamps; Second Place - Alfred “Dean” Jackson; Third Place - Herbert “PT” Brown
  • Skid Steer: First Place - William Gordon; Second Place - James “Jammie” Hall; Third Place - Tanorris Parker
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District 5 events and winners are as follows:

  • Lowboy: First Place - Nathan “Grasshopper” Perkins; Second Place - Tommy “Wayne” Perkins; Third Place - Floyd J. “Preacher” Cameron
  • Single-Axle Dump Truck: First Place - Miguel “Trent” Lockett; Second Place - Jeff “Cutie” May; Third Place - Billy W. Coward Jr.
  • Tandem-Axle Dump Truck: First Place - Billy W. Coward Jr.; Second Place - Jeff “Cutie” May; Third Place - Shannon “Slim” Davis
  • Backhoe: First Place - Craig “Cooney” Kelly; Second Place - David Alderson; Third Place - Jacob Grantham
  • Motor Grader: First Place - John Pace; Second Place - Jeff “Cutie” May; Third Place - Matthew W. Spears
  • Tractor Mower: First Place - Nathan “Grasshopper” Perkins; Second Place - Tommy “Wayne” Perkins; Third Place - Lance E. Carter
  • Skid Steer: First Place - Larry W. Osborne; Second Place - Nathan “Grasshopper” Perkins; Third Place - Kendall Carey

The top two winners from each event advance to the state finals. At the state competition, winners from all six districts will compete, and a state champion will be crowned.

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