County ODOT Employee Wins State Roadeo Competition
NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO – James Large took
first place in the truck event at the Ohio Department of Transportation’s
(ODOT) Director’s Cup Truck and Loader Roadeo recently held in Columbus.
a veteran highway technician at ODOT in Belmont County, has nearly 26 years of
service with the department.
Created in 1988 to
recognize employees, ODOT holds the friendly competition annually, pitting
operators against one another to test their skill in maneuvering equipment
through a series of obstacles to mimic situations encountered on the job.
Participants are also required to find deliberately-placed mechanical bugs on
equipment as part of the pre-trip inspection portion of the event.
from across the state showcased their maneuverability talents during the event,
looping through traffic cones and barrels, competing for the title.
Large lives in
Belmont, Ohio, with his wife Karen, and together, they have two daughters.