Thank you to all the operators who joined our 2022 – 2023 Cat Global Operator Challenge!

CONGRATULATIONS to the winner – Steve Newman with Newman Equipment Rental! Steve will move on to compete in the Western Regional Finals in North Carolina October 19th – 21st.

Check back here for a live stream of the Regional Finals and to watch Steve compete!


Below are the overall scores from the Tulare and Corona challenges:

Steve N – 15:07

Mark B – 16:26

Kevin W – 16:30

Kelly S – 18:01

Luis D – 22:25

Patrick R – 22:48

Manuel  – 22:53

Paul F – 24:55

Theodoros F – 25:17

Mike S – 25:45

Tyler R – 27:50

Jorge L – 28:43

Brian B – 28:49

Miguel M – 32:50

Cody B – 32:54

Joshua C – 33.08

Pedro R – 33:11

Jason P – 35:14

Jaden W – 36:55

Thank you again to all the operators who joined us – we’ll see you in 2025!

The Cat® Global Operator Challenge is Back!

We’re looking for the best operators of Cat construction machines from around the world. Are you one of them? Do you know someone who is? The Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge is where the best of the best showoff their skills — and one will take home the title “world champion.”

During each portion of the Global Operator Challenge, participants execute a variety of tasks, such as digging a trench, loading a precise amount of dirt, and hauling or maneuvering the equipment through a variety of obstacles. Scoring is based on the operator’s skills, efficiency, as well as his or her competence in using integrated technology to enhance the machine’s performance.

Heavy equipment machine operators test their skills against those of fellow operators.

In each stage of the competition, operators are challenged to test their agility, resilience and versatility, as well as their competence in using integrated technology to enhance machine performance such as Cat Production Measurement and Cat GRADE systems.

Participants will compete in four challenges:

The Big Dig
objective // Dig a trench to grade using 2D technology
Precision Tracktor
objective // Load, dump & return to hit payload/pass count
The Load & Go
objective // Maneuver a dozer through a pre-set course
objective // “Play” the course & put the ball in the hole

One (1) operator with the best overall score from all Quinn events combined will advance to the Caterpillar-sponsored regional events in North Carolina on October 19, 2022. 

Operators with the best overall score at the Caterpillar-sponsored regional event in North Carolina will advance to the Global Operator Challenge Final event at ConExpo-Con/Agg  March 14 – 18, 2023 in Las Vegas.


Meet The Winners

Meet the operators from North America who have already qualified to move to the next round.

Meet the Winners


Cat Global Operator Challenge 2020. The final 9.

Check out the Cat® Global Operator Challenge Finals at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas. The competition started with more than 30,000 participants — only nine made it to the finals.