Congratulations to VCU’s 2020 Hydrant Hysteria Team – Nick Miller, Jerrin Ringle and Coach Mark Geskey – for winning this year’s Indiana AWWA Hydrant Hysteria Competition on January 29, 2020 in Indianapolis.
Hydrant Hysteria is a competition sponsored by the American Water Works Association that measures a two-man team’s skill at assembling a hydrant quickly, completely and accurately. All parts must be assembled in the proper manner and the reassembled hydrant is tested by judges for its ability to operate correctly.
Four teams competed this year in the Indiana preliminary elimination round: Valparaiso, Fort Wayne, Carmel and Columbus. Nick and Jerrin qualified in the afternoon with a great time of 1 minute 24 seconds to compete against the Fort Wayne team in the championship event in the evening. VCU rose to the challenge winning with a time of 1 minute 30 seconds, beating Fort Wayne by more than 14 seconds!