In addition, Nick Raley won the high-point individual award, to lead his team of David Buxkemper and Dustin McGee to the championship.
Following the win, the team did a live interview with FOX News Houston. The story can be found here: Houston Rodeo - Tractor Technician.
The tractor technician contest consists of three parts. The first two components of the competition consist of separate 100-question examinations. The first exam contains questions about hydraulics, engines, power trains and electrical systems as it pertains to modern tractors. In addition, they had to take a second 100-question examination over 20 different tractor components.
Lastly, the team had to identify five major malfunctions of a tractor stated on a service work order, perform preoperational checks, repair the malfunctions using the service manual, operators manual and diagnostic tools, and then drive the repaired tractor on a specified course. They had only 30 minutes to perform the final portion of the contest.
Other members of the AMCHS FFA chapter competed and placed in events and showed projects at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Wildlife: 10th Place - Aaron Crum, Noah Landley, Tyler Reim and Ian Tremblay (22nd High Individual)
Nursery & Landscape: 20th Place - Amanda Berry, Kayla Peterson & Darcey Rydl
Rodeo Cup Floral Design: Top 20 - Kayla Wallace, Madison Brooks & Kayley Hart
Kayla Hanson: 1st in class and Reserve Grand Champion Junior Division American Registered Breeds Heifer
Nick Raley: 2nd in class Deer Blind Wildlife Project Show
Dustin McGee: 2nd In class Feeders Wildlife Project Show
Travis Rooney: 3rd in Photography
Kayla Wallace: Top 20 in Rodeo Cup Floral Design