Tyler’s Open Challenge Team placed third overall, competing against 26 other teams from across the country. Members of this team include Brian Boyd, Jeremy Driver, Jeff Hudgens, Patrick Mayo and Jay McClung.
The City of Tyler also entered one team in the Corporate Division. This team, made up of employees from various City of Tyler departments, won first place in their division. Members include Doug Coffman, Luke Porter, Leroy Sparrow and Jimmy Vega.
"This is a great event for our firefighters to test how they compare to other communities, and next year will be even bigger, with Tyler hosting the national competition. None of this would have been possible without the help of all our sponsors and volunteers," said Tyler Fire Chief Tim Johnson.
Firefighters from all over the United States competed in what ESPN has called the "toughest two minutes in sports". This is the eighth year that Tyler has hosted this regional event. Next year, Tyler will host the national three-day event.
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