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Dallas dominates list of Rush Truck Tech Rodeo finalists
Tom Quimby | December 12, 2017

A record 1,400-plus entrants, mostly mechanics, tested for a shot to participate at the 2017 Rush Truck Centers Tech Skills Rodeo in San Antonio this week. Only 187 made the trip. Following Monday’s elimination rounds, that number has been reduced to 31, with Dallas having most of the finalists–five in all. Winners will be announced later tonight.

2017 Rush Truck Tech Rodeo Finalists

Heavy Duty

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Andrew Frieling, Rush Truck Center – Joliet

Maciej Gal, Rush Truck Center – Chicago

Dylan Moser, Rush Truck Center – Richmond

 

Vocational

Carl Trevino, Custom Vehicle Solutions

Travis Webster, Rush Truck Center – Houston Medium-Duty

 

PACCAR MX

Glenn Boothe, Rush Truck Center – Nashville

Eduardo Gutierrez, Rush Truck Center – Phoenix

Johnny Mendez, Rush Truck Center – San Antonio

 

Cummins

Wesley Appleton, Rush Truck Center – Odessa

Michael Jones, Rush Truck Center – Tucson

Erick Lincoln, Rush Truck Center – Albuquerque

 

Alternative Fuels

Matt Chilson Rush Truck Center – Houston Northwest

Gonzalo Uribe, Rush Truck Center – Fontana Vocational Services

 

Eaton

Sylvester Chandler, Rush Truck Center – Dallas

Peter Dezwart, Rush Truck Center – Doraville

Jason Swann, Rush Truck Center – Dallas

 

Medium-Duty

 Bus

Derrick Kollin, Rush Truck Center – Cincinnati

Barry Thompson, Rush Bus Center – Dallas

 

Hino

Steven Brain, Rush Truck Center – Dallas Medium-Duty

Billy Stanley, Rush Truck Center – Houston

 

International

Justin Euler, Rush Truck Center – St. Peters

Tom Hamilton, Rush Truck Center – Smyrna

 

Isuzu

Mark Smith, Rush Truck Center – Doraville

Kory Sangster, Rush Truck Center – Dallas Light- and Medium-Duty

 

Peterbilt

Louis Fontano, Rush Truck Center – Fontana

Travis Graham, Rush Truck Center – Orlando

 

Parts Finalists (representing all Parts categories)

Timothy Howard, Rush Truck Center – Las Vegas

Michael Lyles, Rush Truck Center – Phoenix

Tom Murray, Rush Truck Center – Gary

John O’Brien, Rush Truck Center – Orlando South

David Zainfeld, Rush Truck Center – Houston

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Tom Quimby is the associate editor for Hard Working Trucks. Reach him at tomquimby@randallreilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @tom_quimby.