Harrison REMC Linemen Demonstrate Skills at Indiana Electric Cooperative Lineman Rodeo
A few Harrison REMC linemen competed at the Indiana Electric Cooperative Lineman Rodeo, held Aug. 24-25 in Danville. The two-day event showcased the skills and safety training of electric cooperative lineworkers.
Harrison REMC sent one team and four individuals to the state competition. The linemen competed in events that test skills such as pole climbing, hurt man rescue and safely changing electric line hardware. A total of 28 teams and 102 individuals from 24 Indiana electric cooperatives competed in this year’s event.
The following linemen represented Harrison REMC at the rodeo:
- Kody Kennedy, Lineman, 1st place overall Journeyman Lineman, 2nd place Security light repair event, 3rd place Hurt man rescue event.
- Rusty Thomas, Lineman
- Trysten Williams, Lineman
- Jacobb White, fourth year apprentice
As a team they placed 1st in the Hurt man rescue, 2nd in the A5 transfer, 3rd in transformer change.
“We’re proud of the Harrison REMC linemen who competed in this year’s rodeo,” said David Lett, CEO. “Harrison REMC linemen have a lot of pride in the work they do, and they demonstrated their skills and dedication to their craft.”
The Indiana Electric Cooperative Lineman Rodeo recognizes and rewards excellence in safety, skill and knowledge in the line worker field. Official results from the 2023 Indiana Electric Cooperative Lineman Rodeo will be posted at goiec.org/INLinemanRodeo.