The Blackwater Bruisers, the operations challenge team from Greenville County, South Carolina-based Renewable Water Resources’ (ReWa), finished in third place in Division II last month in the National Operations Challenge Competition.
The Bruisers, coached by former team member Doug Allen, were one of 36 teams to compete. They also took second places in the collections event. Team captain was Russ Moore, who has been competing since 2008. Other team members included Adam Harvey, Larry Camp and Joe Ortiz.
Operations Challenge Competitions are held natiowide and provide an opportunity for operations teams to compete in various categories that test their abilities and skills. The competitions highlight the most efficient processes and the latest technology.
In past years, the Blackwater Bruisers have been named 2012 Water Environment Federation National Champions in Division II; 2013 Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) state champions and the 2015 WEASC state champions. They have also placed in numerous Operations Challenge events.