Hydrant Hysteria

June 9 - 12 | Exposition: June 10 - 12 | Colorado Convention Center | Denver, CO | USA


Congratulations to the 2018 winners!

First: City of Virginia Beach, Virginia Section, 1:14.10

Second. City of Sacramento, California/Nevada Secton, 1:25.57

Third: City of Des Plaines, Illinois Section, 1:30.78


2019 Presenting Sponsor


Hydrant Hysteria Hall of Fame

2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hydrant Used: M&H 129 Hydrant
First: Bloomington Blue Birds, City of Bloomington, Minnesota Section, 1:33:60
Second. Sacramento Hydromaniacs, City of Sacramento Dept. of Utilities, California – Nevada Section, 1:35:69
Third: Midnight Hydrant Repair, Milwaukee Water Works, Wisconsin Section, 1:58:97

Hydrant Hysteria FAQ’s

What is Hydrant Hysteria?
Hydrant Hysteria is a fast-paced competition where two-member teams assemble a specified hydrant as quickly as they can.

Where is it held?
Hydrant Hysteria Competitions are often held during AWWA Section Conferences. The national-level of this Competition is conducted at AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition.

Who is eligible to enter?
One two-member team may participate from each Section. In addition, the local host may send a second team. In the case of more than one local host, only one team may enter from the locality. In addition, each team member must be an individual, active, operations member of AWWA or a regular employee of a utility member or organization member. Each participating team represents an AWWA Section.

How can the Section winner enter the national Hydrant Hysteria Competition?
Each two-person team must pre-register for the national Hydrant Hysteria Competition using an online registration form. Please register by the deadline provided so that the competition coordinators can accommodate all teams.

Must Competitors register for the Conference?
No, it is not necessary for competitors to register for the entire conference unless they plan to attend professional sessions, etc. Complimentary exhibit hall badges will be provided to participants so they can gain admittance to the hall on the day of the competition.

What is the prize?
A plaque or trophy will be awarded to the 1st- and 2nd- place winners at the national-level contest. The 1st place team will have their expenses reimbursed to compete in the following year’s contest at the AWWA Annual Conference, subject to AWWA expense policies.

What brand of hydrants are used?

Sponsoring manufacturers and the Hydrant Hysteria Subcommittee determine the yearly hydrant featured. This hydrant is specified on the Hydrant Hysteria web page.

Wednesday June 13

11:30-5:00 p.m.     Preliminaries

Thursday June 14

10:45-1:00 p.m.     Finals

For questions regarding Hydrant Hysteria Registration, or for general questions and volunteer opportunities, please contact the Competition Coordinator303.347.6196.

Team Name Entrants Section Utility
Bloomington Gladiators-Returning Champions Chad Bauer & Justin Johnson Minnesota Bloomington Utilities
Magic City Mechanics Dusty Murphy, Jordan White & Christopher Swiney Alabama/Mississippi Birmingham Water Works
Gillespie Bros Herb Banks, Dave Gillespie & Ross Gillespie Indiana Fort Wayne City Utilities
The Majestic Beasts Steven Munkelwitz & Daniel Arnst Minnesota City of Chaska
Cutters Brian Burton, Michael Schmid & Tony LoVerde Illinios City of Des Plaines
Midnight Hydrant Assassins Aaron Anderson & Ian Cira Wisconsin
MPW Lenard Sinclair & Tyler Thames South Carolina Mount Pleasant Water Works
City of Battle Creek Ben Blanair & Ivan Scovel Michigan City of Battle Creek
Sacramento Hydromaniacs Ramazan Sumovic, Arnoldo Herrera and Cesar Limon California/Nevada City of Sacramento Water Department
Louisiana Water Dogs Donald Felix, Rodney Dugas, and Eugene Broussard Southwest Lafayette Utility Systems
Sin City Sirens Doa Meade, Yanina Pililaau, and Janet Savage California/Nevada Las Vegas Valley Water District
Royal Flush Sarah Tornes & Janelle Boelter California/Nevada Las Vegas Valley Water District
No Name Given Sam Loy, Joel Zakorczeny & Michael Franks Ohio Toledo Water District
Bristol County Water David DaSilva & Nicholas Deveau New England Bristol County Water
Genessee Valley BMFs Kirk Vanderbilt & Christopher Buckley New York Village of Avon and Village of Caledonia
Hard Corr Shane Carroll, Bobby Hepner & Alfredo Vences Texas City of Round Rock
City of Virginia Beach Michael Sherwood II Virginia City of Virginia Beach
City of Brentwood Ben Murdock, Jim Howard & Jameson Lozano California/Nevada City of Brentwood
White Water (Southbridge) Zachary Pollone & Steven Blanchard New England White Water, Inc.
Namaste Cameron Hermsen, Jeff Greer, & Steve Butcher Pacific Northwest Covington Water District
Deuces Wild Jordan Feldman & Michael Tomlan California/Nevada Las Vegas Valley Water District

AWWA specifically does not endorse products manufactured by sponsors and takes no position concerning the adequacy of such products or their compliance with any AWWA Standard. AWWA Sections and competitors may use the hydrant of their choice for the regional competition, provided it meets the specifications listed in the competition rules.