Rush dealership network names its top MD, vocational techs

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Lance Kilburn accepts the Medium-Duty Grand Champion trophy from Rusty Rush.

Lance Kilburn, of RTC – Atlanta, was named Overall Medium-Duty Champion at the Rush Tech Rodeo Tuesday night. Kilburn also finished second in the medium-duty International division.

Jason Swann, of Rush Truck Center (RTC) – Dallas, was named Overall Grand Champion at the 2013 Rush Tech Rodeo Tuesday night. Swann also took top honors in the heavy-duty Eaton category and was also named Heavy-Duty Grand Champion.

Swann took the Overall Heavy-Duty crown for the fourth time in his career, and took home $15,500 in cash and prizes Tuesday night, not including an racing helmet and fire suit autographed by NASCAR racer Tony Stewart. 

Kilburn won $9,500 in cash and prizes along with a dollar an hour pay raise.

Other winners in this year’s competition were:

• Gonzalo Uribe, natural gas

• Louis Fontano, refuse

• Jayson McCarty, bus

• Humberto Elizondo, body repair

• Celestino Ramirez, body paint

• Steven Brain, medium-duty Hino

• Gavin Mathews, medium-duty Isuzu

• Gary Fassett, medium-duty International

• Mark Jones, medium-duty Peterbilt

Steven Brain was named Medium-Duty Reserve Champion and Ron Crofutt was named Heavy-Duty Reserve Champion.