JEA Wins Top Honors at International Lineman Competition

2013-10-21

Lineman Rodeo 2013Jacksonville, FL JEA linemen won top honors at the 30th Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo in Bonner Springs, Kansas, on October 19, 2013. The JEA Journeyman team won First Place Municipal Overall and First Place Overall World Champion Journeyman Team.

The Lineman’s Rodeo attracts the best linemen from around the world to compete in events based on traditional lineman tasks and skills. The first Lineman’s Rodeo was held in September 1984, with 12 participating teams from Kansas and Missouri. The rodeo has grown to more than 200 teams and 250 apprentices.

JEA winners are:
4th Place Journeyman Pole Climb
3rd Place Journeyman Hurt Man Rescue
2nd Place Journeyman Mystery Event
1st Place Municipal Overall 

1st Place Overall – World Champion Journeyman Team
Mike Corbitt
Robert Hess
Brian Gregg

2nd Place Municipal Overall
J.J. Sabo
Greg Johnson
Dan Prescott

4th Place Apprentice Mystery Event
David Poncher

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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