Line mechanics participated in a skills competition that included team utility pole mock rescues and other tasks that they could encounter in the field. The teams were judged on safety and efficiency.
Family and friends of employees watched the competition and participated in activities including face painting, rock wall climbing and 100-foot bucket truck rides.
The top three teams move on to the International Lineman’s Rodeo in Kansas City in October. They will compete against teams from other countries such as Ireland and Great Britain as well as teams from around the United States.
First: Dylan Drephal
Second: Tristen Holman
Third: Andy Luedtke
First: Gunnar Axelson, Dale Hartung, Dan Christian
Second: Brian Walters, Will Verkuilen, Dylan Drephal
Third: A.J. Nehls, Derek Dorn, Nathan Christenson