Sims Crane Names Top Operators

crane operator rodeo

Sims Crane & Equipment, Tampa, Fla., annually holds a rodeo competition for its crane operators. Ed Cook, operating out of the Vero Beach location, was recently named Top Gun for 2012. Finals were held in June at the Tampa headquarters where Cook competed against nine other Sims operators.

 

The Crane Operator Rodeo includes a course where operators are timed and tested for accuracy, with points deducted for errors. Cook’s time of 5:16 was followed closely by Don Cockrell, of Tampa, with 5:28. Cook’s name will be added to the Dennis Kastens Memorial Trophy. Additionally, he received $500 from IUOE Local 925 and a cruise for two from Sims. Second and third place winners also received prizes.

 

Sims Crane’s 2012 Top 10 operators are:

1. Ed Cook- Vero Beach

2. Don Cockrell- Tampa

3. Ed Wojciechowski- Vero Beach

4. Matt Williams- Mulberry

5. Robbie Johnson- Tampa

6. Paul Massocco- Vero Beach

7. Luke Denham- Orlando

8. Johnny Bell- Orlando

9. Adrian Morales- Orlando

10.Danny Nichols- Orlando