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


Platinum Sponsor

The Boeing Company
Gold Sponsor

Emergency Medical Training Associates

Bronze Sponsor

National Safety, Inc.
Nature’s Path Foods

Be a Rodeo Sponsor – More Information …

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.


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

State Championship Schedule

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

For more information

Al Rainsberger (206) 281-3842 or Toll free at
Mark Ribich (206) 544-0221 or (206) 204-5979 cell

Congratulations to the 2014 State Championship Winners!

1st Place:  Omar Ornelas, The Boeing Company

1st Place Team:  Americold

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

2014 Forklift Rodeo Regionals

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


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Governor's Conference

October 7 & 8, 2015

 Tacoma Convention Center