ISAWWA WATER TAPPING CONTEST CHAMPS TRAVEL OUT OF STATE TO COMPETE
Tony Cuzzone, Tapping Contest Chair
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Westmont was invited to participate in the tapping contest at the Wisconsin Water Association conference in Appleton, Wisconsin, this past September. They competed against the Madison team which consisted of Coach Greg Kolek, Copperman Don Russell, Star Man Bob Kempfer, and new Cranker David Laux. The Wisconsin team competed in the ISAWWA Water Tapping Contest last March 2012. Madison defeated Westmont with a best time of 1:52.
We think Madison got pumped up when Westmont put their Chicago Bear hardhats on for the first tap. YEAH……DA BEARS!!!!!!
Everything being said, a good time was had by all. Jeff Fischer was the organizer and announcer. Photos and information were provided by Owen Keenan, M.E. Simpson Co., and Jeff Fischer, Fischer, Harris and Associates.
I finally had the opportunity of presenting the ISAWWA Water Tapping Contest Traveling Trophy, Men's Division, to Coach Mike Ramsey of the Village of Westmont Tapping Team earlier this year (see picture below). The presentation was made at the City of Elmhurst City Hall for the team taking First Place at the 2012 Annual Tapping Contest held at WaterCon in Springfield. Again, congratulations Mike and your Team!
Anyone who is interested in joining a water tapping team, or organizing a team, please contact me and we will get you started. And not just males, female teams are needed to be formed also!
Tony Cuzzone, ISAWWA Water Tapping Contest Chair