Gregory Poole Operator Challenge 2022

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Gregory Poole Operator Challenge | May 24-25, 2022

Are you up to the challenge?

We’re on a quest to find the best — the best equipment operator in the world. Think you have what it takes behind the controls? Sign up for our Operator Challenge event and show off your agility, speed and accuracy in a series of skills-based tests. One local winner will move on to the regional finals and from there to the Global Operator Challenge finals at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 in Las Vegas, where Caterpillar will crown one operator world champion. Will it be you?

  • Step 1: Sign up for a chance to compete
  • Step 2: If selected, show off your skills at our event on May 24-25, 2022
  • Step 3: Winner moves on to regional finals
  • Step 4: Go for the title at the global finals in Las Vegas, NV


Know someone who’s participating and want to cheer them on? Register as a Spectator to attend the competition in the crowd and stay informed about event details.

See What You Missed At The Last Operator Challenge

In 2019, Gregory Poole participated in the first ever Global Operator Challenge, where our local North Carolina winner, Ben Sandy, went on to win the regional event, and was one of nine operators to compete in the finals in Las Vegas. Take a look back at our last competition.


#1 Overall, #1 Compact Track Loader, & #1 Excavator Trenching

Ben Sandy of Sandy’s Hauling and Backhoe Service Inc
Total Time 11:42

Here’s a quick look at some challenges you may encounter

  • Excavator Trenching with Cat 2D Grade
  • Maneuver a Dozer through a pre-set course
  • Skid Steer/ Compact Track Loader operating techniques
  • Mini Excavator skills course