New Mexico, Colorado championships name their winners

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Updated Jun 9, 2019
ABF Freight driver Joseph Carrillo, center right, was named New Mexico’s grand champion. (Image Courtesy of New Mexico Trucking Association)ABF Freight driver Joseph Carrillo, center right, was named New Mexico’s grand champion. (Image Courtesy of New Mexico Trucking Association)

ABF Freight’s Joseph Carrillo was named grand champion at the annual New Mexico Truck Driving Championship, held May 11 in Bernalillo. Carrillo also won first place in the twins class.

In Colorado, FedEx Freight driver Brook Figgins was named the state’s grand champion at its championship, held June 1 in Henderson. Figgins also won first place in the sleeper berth class. Chris Schultz, a driver with American Furniture Warehouse, was named Rookie of the Year and also won first place in the straight truck class.

New Mexico’s winners:

  • Grand Champion: Joseph Carrillo, ABF Freight
  • 3-Axle: Mike Johnson, YRC Freight
  • 4-Axle: Donald Wood, ABF Freight
  • 5-Axle: Daniel Bruch, FedEx Freight
  • Sleeper Berth: Ricky Lucas, ABF Freight
  • Flatbed: Garrett Santillan, Old Dominion Freight Line
  • Tanker: Frank Pompa, FedEx Freight
  • Straight Truck: Kirk Weiss, ABF Freight
  • Twins: Joseph Carrillo, ABF Freight
  • Step Van: Christopher Welchko, FedEx Ground
FedEx Freight driver Brook Figgins was named Colorado’s grand champion. (Image Courtesy of Colorado Motor Carriers Association)FedEx Freight driver Brook Figgins was named Colorado’s grand champion. (Image Courtesy of Colorado Motor Carriers Association)

Colorado’s winners:

  • Grand Champion: Brook Figgins, FedEx Freight
  • Rookie of the Year: Chris Schultz, American Furniture Warehouse
  • 3-Axle: Paul Swan, FedEx Freight
  • 4-Axle: Eric Ehlenbach, FedEx Freight
  • 5-Axle: Jason West, McLane Food Service
  • Sleeper Berth: Brook Figgins, FedEx Freight
  • Flatbed: Dan Brandt, Walmart Transportation
  • Tanker: Tyler Rogers, FedEx Freight
  • Straight Truck: Chris Schultz, America Furniture Warehouse
  • Twins: David Mogler, FedEx Freight
  • Step Van: Eric Damon, FedEx Express
  • Team Trophy: Walmart Transportation
  • Leo Wozniak Award: Christopher Perna, FedEx Freight