Harrison REMC Linemen Demonstrate Skills at the Indiana Electric Cooperative Lineman Rodeo

Posted on Oct 06 2023 in Harrison REMC
Harrison REMC Lineman Rodeo Team
The 2023 Harrison REMC lineman rodeo team with their awards.

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 First place Overall Journeyman Lineman, second place in Security Light Repair, third place in Hurt Man Rescue
  • Rusty Thomas, lineman
  • Trysten Williams, lineman
  • Jacobb White, fourth year apprentice

As a team, they placed first in the Hurt Man Rescue, second in the A5 Transfer and third in the Transformer Change events.

“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 lineworker field. Official results from the 2023 Indiana Electric Cooperative Lineman Rodeo are posted at Goiec.org/INLinemanRodeo.

Kody Kenedy and Adam Lock
Lineman Kody Kennedy receives his first-place trophy from IEC’s Adam Lock.