Georgia Magazine - February 2020 - 14

News from Georgia's electric co-ops * Compiled by Amy Schneider

COURTESY JACKSON EMC

Currents

Georgia teams lead
the way at international
lineman competition

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lectric membership cooperatives
(EMCs) from Georgia excelled
at the 36th Annual International
Lineman's Rodeo & Expo World Championships in Bonner Springs, Kan., on
Oct. 19. Among three-member journeyman teams, Georgia's EMCs took
four of the top 10 places overall and
seven of the top 10 slots in the cooperatives division.
Georgia's highest-ranking journeyman team was the three-man team of
Ben Campbell, Brandon Carter and
Tommy Minish of Jefferson-based
Jackson EMC; they came in second
place overall. Also in the top 10 were
a team from GreyStone Power Corp.
(based in Douglasville), which finished
fifth overall; another Jackson EMC
team, which placed sixth; and a team

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Georgia Magazine

February 2020

Brandon Carter, from left, Tommy Minish
and Ben Campbell of Jackson EMC came in
second place overall among journeyman
teams at the 2019 International Lineman's
Rodeo in Bonner Springs, Kan.

from Snapping Shoals EMC (Covington), which came in seventh. A
journeyman team from Cobb EMC in Marietta narrowly missed the top
10, finishing in 11th place.
In the division for electric cooperatives, Georgia teams took all
of the top five slots (Jackson, first; GreyStone, second; Jackson, third;
Snapping Shoals, fourth; and Cobb, fifth) as well as eighth (a team from
Carrollton-based Carroll EMC) and ninth (a team from Reynolds-based
Flint Energies).
There were 248 journeyman teams competing at the rodeo, at
which top linemen from around the world compete in a series of events
that test their skills. In addition, 321 apprentices competed in their division. Apprentices from Jackson, Flint Energies, Cobb, GreyStone Power,
Snapping Shoals and Carroll took part in their competition.
Both apprentices and journeyman teams compete in hurt man
rescue and pole climb events. There also are two mystery events that
are revealed to participants the day before competition. Apprentices
complete a written test that's part of their overall scores. Competitors
are scored based on skill and speed for completing tasks for each event.
For more information about the International Lineman's Rodeo,
visit linemansrodeokc.com.


http://www.linemansrodeokc.com

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