Ops Challenge 2019

CSWEA Pumpers

  • Marc Zimmerman (Coach) – Janesville WWTP, WI
  • Aaron Berry – Trotter Assoc. Inc., IL
  • Brian Schoenecker – City of St. Cloud, MN
  • Joe Watson – NEW Water, WI
  • Mark Knuth – Racine WWTP, WI

CSWEA Shovelers

  • Chris Lefebvre (Coach) – Stevens Point, WI
  • Brandon Stall – WLSSD, MN
  • Brent Perz – Baxter & Woodman, IL
  • Jason Robbins – Kishwaukee WRD, IL
  • Wade Lagle – Urbana & Champaign SD, IL

Trainer: Brian Skaife – Janesville WWTP, WI

Ops Challenge 2018

CSWEA Pumpers

  • Luke Markko (Captain) – North Moraine WRD, IL
  • Joe Watson – NEW Water, WI
  • Brent Perz – Baxter and Woodman, IL
  • Dan Hughes – Carol Stream WRC, IL
  • Chris Lefebvre (Coach) – Stevens Point, WI

CSWEA Shovelers

  • Wade Lagle (Captain) – Urbana & Champaign SD, IL
  • Marc Zimmerman – Janesville WW Utility, WI
  • Matt Streicher – Glenbard WW Authority, IL
  • Jason Neighbors – Glenbard WW Authority, IL
  • Tom Dickson (Coach) – City of Oconomowoc, WI

Ops Challenge 2017

Ops Challenge 2015


Top row, left to right: Jason Neighbors, Marc Zimmerman, Tom Dickson, Jim Miller, Joe Rubbelke, Justin Pratt
Bottom row, left to right: Matt Streicher, Mike Murphy, Chris Lefebvre, Chris Kleist

Central States Volunteer Helps Operations Challenge Team Win First in Division 2 Laboratory Event

Shovelers : 1st Place Trophy for Lab Event in Division 2
3rd Place Trophy for Process Control Event in Division 2

Ops Challenge 2014



Captain Joe Rubbelke

(Intertech, MN)

Todd Sheridan

(Northern Moraine WRD)

Mike Murphy

(Green Bay, WI)

Katyh Hammel


Coach Tom Dickson



Captain Chris Kleist

(Duluth, MN)

Brian Skafe

(Janesville WWTP)

Justin Pratt

(City of Moline)

Chris Lefebvre

(Stevens Point WWTP)

Coach Jim Miller

(Foth Co., MN)



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