REMC Linemen Compete in Statewide Rodeo

Posted on Oct 06 2023 in Noble REMC

A team of Noble 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.

Linemen competed in events that tested 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 Noble REMC at the rodeo:

  • Trevor Harlan (middle row, center, in above photo), apprentice lineman, was the overall winner in the Apprentice Division, as well as the first place winner in the Insulator Change-Out event
  • Justin Fry (middle row, right), journeyman lineman, placed first in the Insulator Change-Out event in the Journeyman Lineman Division
  • Rob Hauck (front row), line foreman, placed third in the Senior Journeyman Lineman Division in the Security Light Repair event
  • Cody Kirkpatrick (top row, left), journeyman lineman
  • Tyler Rhoades (top row, right), journeyman lineman
  • Luke Gillis (middle row, left), apprentice lineman

“We’re proud of our 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 lineworker field.