ST. CLOUD -- A St. Cloud Metro Bus driver is a national champion. Todd DeZurik is a Dial-a-Ride driver who took first place at the 2017 National Community Transit Roadeo in Detroit, Michigan last weekend.

Dezurik captured the top prize competing in the Body on Chassis division. He competed against 82 other drivers and captured the top spot by a single point.

Dezurik had never won first place in two previous attempts. He finished 3rd last year and 2nd in 2012.

The Bus Roadeo is a chance for drivers to showcase their skills by driving through a timed obstacle course which mimics real-life driving scenarios.