An emotional Mark McLean held off a challenge from FedEx Freight co-workers Eric Vos and Charles Kerr to become the third repeat winner in SuperTech history on Wednesday at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Fall Meeting in Orlando.
He thanked his fiancé, co-workers and other competitors for their support during the contest, and credited that assistance for allowing him to stay focused over the intense competition.
“Thank you so much. You all helped get me back on track,” he said.
McLean also graciously thanked the event sponsors for their support. The 25 year old will take home nearly $25,000 in gift cards and prizes, including an all-inclusive package to the 2015 Daytona 500.
McLean won three individual stations (drivetrain, service information and wheel end) during the two-day event, the most of all competitors.
Vos took second behind McLean for the second year in a row and won the Liftgate division. Despite not winning an individual station, Kerr used a steady performance thought the competition to snag third place.
Vos and Kerr also nabbed trips to NASCAR races at the Brickyard and Talledega for their efforts.
In addition to 134 professional techs, this year’s tenth annual SuperTech also featured new team and student contests.
Twenty three technician students participated in their own contest during the week, with WyoTech student Gunnar Lueck winning the student contest.
Behind McLean, Vos and Kerr, FedEx Freight nabbed the first team title.
Former winners Brian Lewis from Walmart and Christopher Tate from Mohawk Trucks rounded out the top five, followed by Matthew Nolan (FedEx), Jeffrey Schlecht (Omaha Truck Center), Chris Barnett (Ryder), Robert Gonzalez (Ryder) and Joseph Calloway (Walmart).