Today is a BIG day for Whitesville native and RWRA employee, Billy Howard. He's in Seattle competing in the National Equipment Roadeo.

In His Image Photography

Earlier in the year, Billy competed in Louisville, at the Regional Equipment Roadeo and came in 2nd place which earned him the chance to compete at this National event. He'll be up against regional winners from all over the country. This is the first time in Regional Water Resource Agency history that an employee has made it this far, so win or lose, Billy is already a winner.

Today at the Washington State Convention Center, Billy will be showcasing his skills in the Mini-Excavator Competition. He will work two courses on the mini excavator. In the Tennis Balls Event, his operator skills will be tested in the removal of balls placed at the top of five stands, spaced in a random pattern in the mini excavator swing area. Lastly, Billy will compete in the Cylinder Event which will test his skills in running a cylinder through a course of cones within the mini excavator swing area.

The winners will be announced this afternoon sometime after 7:00PM. WBKR will post the results here, so be sure to check back to see how Billy did. Good Luck!

FUN FACT - I actually officiated the marriage of Billy and his beautiful wife, Whitney!