I’m writing to thank the Elko community for their support and to thank our many generous local businesses for their sponsorship in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge that took place July 21st and 22nd.
I would like to thank Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital for being our primary sponsor and special thanks as well to Gold Dust West Casino Elko for providing the perfect location for the event, Hampton Inn by Hilton for providing rooms to the Scott FFCC crew and discount rooms to competitors.
I want to thank Newmont Mining and Barrick Nevada both for their sponsorship and the stiff competition provided by their mine rescue teams. I’d like to thank Canyon Construction, especially Councilman Robert Schmidtlein, for the extra help fundraising. Thanks to Mike Gallagher and Gallagher Ford, Chief Burgess and C-Spider Rescue, Marc Williams and NNE Construction, Trinity Steelman and LP Insurance, NV Energy, and Western Nevada Supply. Also Cashman Equipment, 5th Gear Powersports, The Star Hotel, and Remington Construction. Thanks to all the members of Lee Engine company, Riverton Elko GM, TKS Services, Carter Engineering, State Fire, and On the Level Home Inspection.
I wish to thank Terry’s Pumpin n Potties for providing restroom facilities and Elko Air One for providing Emergency Medical Services. Thanks to Farnes Williams and Gunworld & Archery and Councilman Reece Keener and Print n Copy. Also thanks to Vogue Services for their continued support. A huge thanks to Jeff Watson and Empower Fitness for the lift-athon fundraiser. Last, but not least, thanks to all the members of the Elko Firefighters Association local 2423.
I recently returned from Tyler, Texas where I competed in the U.S. National Championship. I was fortunate enough to place third in the age 45-49 age group for the second consecutive year. I will be traveling to Louisville, Kentucky October 23-29 for the Scott FFCC World Championship.
In closing I would like everyone to know I will again be seeking sponsorship to host another regional Challenge event next year! If anyone is interested in being a sponsor for next year’s event or my competition in Kentucky please contact me.