Giddy up, linemen!

Posted on Oct 01 2022 in Noble REMC
Noble Lineman Rodeo 2022
Noble REMC was well-represented at the first-ever Indiana Electric Cooperative Lineman Rodeo in August.

There’s a first time for everything, and that includes a lineman rodeo!

Noble REMC competed at the first-ever Indiana Electric Cooperative Lineman Rodeo Aug. 25-26 in Danville. The two-day event showcased the skills and safety training of electric cooperative line workers in a competitive environment.

We sent three linemen down to the state competition to participate in events that test skills such as pole climbing, hurt man rescue and safely changing electric line hardware. A total of 15 teams and 54 individuals competed in this year’s event.

Out of those competitors, our own Journeyman Lineman Justin Fry came back with two awards: Third Place Overall Journeyman Lineman and First Place Individual Angle Pole Transfer and Tie. 

Congratulations, Justin, as well as Line Foreman Rob Hauck and Apprentice Lineman Trevor Harlan, who did a great job representing Noble REMC.

“We’re proud of the Noble REMC linemen who competed in this year’s rodeo,” said CEO Ron Raypole. “Noble 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.