JEA Wins Top Honors at State-Wide Lineman Competition


Jacksonville, FL - Cold weather and rain did not dampen the skill of more than 100 journeyman linemen and apprentices as they competed this weekend at the Florida Municipal Electric Association’s (FMEA) 13th Annual Florida Lineman Competition, with JEA taking first place overall.

Teams representing 11 municipal electric companies from across Florida competed in events that test skills in a timed setting emphasizing safety, excellence and honor. 

JEA winners were: 

  • Team 108: Mike Corbitt, Robert Hess, Brian Gregg 
    1st Place - Overall Journeyman 
    1st Place - Post Insulator Change 
    1st Place - Cross Arm Change Out 
    1st Place - Suspension Bell Change 
    2nd Place - Cutout Replacement
  • Team 109: Clay Cook, Alan Singley, Lonnie Barr 
    2nd Place - Suspension Bell Change 
    2nd Place - Vertical Hurt Man Rescue 
    4th Place - Overall Journeyman 
  • Team 110: J.J. Sabo, Greg Johnson, Larry Sparks 
    1st Place - Vertical Hurt Man Rescue 
  • Team 206: David Poncher
    2nd Place - Overall Apprentice
    2nd Place - Apprentice Vertical Hurt Man Rescue
  • Team 204: Gary Griffin
    1st Place - Apprentice Cross Arm Brace Change
    1st Place - Apprentive Vertical Hurt Man Rescue
    3rd Place - Overall Apprentice

Sixteen JEA journeyman linemen and eight apprentices competed this year.

JEA is the seventh-largest community-owned electric utility in the United States and one of the largest water and sewer utilities in the nation providing electric, water and sewer service to residents and businesses in northeast Florida. 


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