Five linemen from Boone REMC 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.
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 Boone REMC at the rodeo:
- Dustin Baker
- Marcus Pingleton
- Nick Shepherd
- Michael Shirley
- Seth Thompson
Journeyman Lineman Dustin Baker earned first place in the individual Hurt Man Rescue competition with a perfect score and the overall fastest individual time of 2 minutes and 51 seconds.
“We’re proud of the Boone REMC linemen who competed in this year’s rodeo,” said Vice President of Operations Jeff Dickerson. “Our linemen have a lot of pride in the work they do, and they demonstrated their skills and dedication to their craft.”