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HOLT CAT San Antonio Hosts Tech Wars State Finals Competition

Caleb Grooms
Caleb Grooms
Grady Trainor
Grady Trainor
Kelly Hebert
Kelly Hebert
SAN ANTONIO, TX — The HOLT CAT Tech Wars State Finals competition was held at the HOLT ProTech! training facility, located within the HOLT CAT San Antonio campus.

For the fifth year, HOLT CAT technicians went head-to-head in Tech Wars, a competition to showcase the talent and expertise of technicians across the state in troubleshooting and repairing equipment. Contestants faced off with other HOLT technicians to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair equipment.

There are four stages to the competition starting with an online entrance exam, then a regional contest with hands on challenges, followed by the state finals competition. Winners of this competition will go on to compete in a multi-dealer competition in Fargo, North Dakota.

The 2020 competition was canceled, so those that did not get to compete in 2020 were able to compete this year. Bill Bordelon, Vice President Service at HOLT CAT and Shaun Manning, Director of Training for ProTech were in attendance.

Twenty-two HOLT CAT technicians were scored based on the success of their troubleshooting and repairs. Eight technicians, the two technicians with the highest scores in each category, will now advance to the multi-dealer finals in May 2022 (named below).

Machine Division
1st Place: Grady Trainor (Georgetown)
2nd Place: Jeremy Kaal (Cleburne)

PSD EPG Division
1st Place: John Leslie (Pflugerville)
2nd Place: Kelly Hebert (San Antonio)

Holt Truck Centers
1st Place: Randy Porter (Longview)
2nd Place: Justin Bramlet (Longview)

PSD Engine Division
1st Place: Joshua Poe (Cleburne)
2nd Place: Hortencio Avalos (Victoria)
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