I'm looping through each counter on my page to modify those sections. When I try to use the syntax recommend in the jQuery API, however, I can't specify the prev function to match only certain criteria. I've tried...

.prev(":radio")
.prev("input[name='technology1']")

However, the only thing I can get to work is...

var test = thisCounter.prev().prev();

that works now but it's pretty fragile given that the designers are likely to rework these sections from time to time. How can I grab the previous element which MATCHES my criteria?