2015 – 18th Annual Forklift Rodeo

Presented by the Material Handling Committee of the Governor’s Industrial Safety & Health Advisory Board and the Department of Labor & Industries.

Eastern Regional Competition – June 6
Spokane Fire Department Training Facility




Western Regional Competition – August 22
Boeing Kent Space Center




State Championship – October 7, 2015
Greater Tacoma Convention Center

Regional Events

The top 8 individual competitors from each regional event will proceed to the finals held at the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference.

2014 State Championship Competitors

2014 Eastern Regional Forklift Rodeo Winners

1st Place:  Ron Cochran, Foss Maritime
2nd Place:  Carlos Trevino, Columbia Colsror
3rd Place:  Tom Norman, Columbia Crest
4th Place:  Rudy Cruz, Ste-Michelle Winery Estates
5th Place:  Greg Hoover, Kaiser Aluminum
6th Place:  Justin Hare, Kaiser Aluminum
7th Place:  Pablo Quiroa, Columbia Crest
1st Place Team:  Kaiser Aluminum
2nd Place Team:  SMWE (Canoe Ridge)

2014 Western Regional Forklift Rodeo Winners

1st Place:  Mike Weinman, The Boeing Company
2nd Place:  Andy Ibbotson, Americold
3rd Place:  Rob Lorber, Cardinal Glass
4th Place:  Randy Langwell, Americold
5th Place:  Omar Ornelas, The Boeing Company
6th Place:  Neil Caylor, Americold
7th Place:  Kevin Jude, The Boeing Company
1st Place Team:  Americold
2nd Place Team:  The Boeing Company


State Championship Schedule

11:00 AM Drivers Meeting/Course Familiarization
11:30 AM Driving Competition Begins


2014 Forklift Rodeo Regionals

Photos of winners and skilled drivers from the 2014 Regional Events. Congratulations to all participants for an outstanding rodeo.

Congratulations to the 2014 State Championship Winners!

1st Place:  Omar Ornelas, The Boeing Company

1st Place Team:  Americold

Let’s see what happens this year!



Diamond Sponsor

The Boeing Company
Gold Sponsor

Emergency Medical Training Associates

Bronze Sponsor

National Safety, Inc.

Be a Rodeo Sponsor – More Information …



Regional Competitions
1st Place – $300        5th Place – $50
2nd Place – $200       6th Place – $50
3rd Place – $100        7th Place – $50
4th Place – $50          8th Place – $50

Final Competition
1st Place – $500
2nd Place – $400
3rd Place – $300
4th Place – $200
5th Place – $100
1st Place – $300
2nd Place – $150

For more information, please contact:
Al Rainsberger (206) 281-3842 or Toll free at

Mark Ribich (206) 544-0221 or (206) 204-5979 cell


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Governor's Conference

October 7 & 8, 2015

 Tacoma Convention Center