Big Wins for JEA Journeymen Teams in Florida Lineman Competition


Jacksonville, FL - (March 5, 2018) – All four JEA Journeymen teams brought back at least one trophy in the Florida Lineman Competition in Gainesville, Florida last weekend, marking the first time all JEA teams have placed in the top three of rodeo events.

Each journeyman team participated in five events during the 19th annual event hosted by the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA). All events are judged on accuracy, time and safety.

JEA Winners were:

1st Place, 12kv Dead End Change Out and Hurtman Rescue

  • Robert Hess
  • Mike Corbitt
  • Greg Johnson
  • Chance Jones

1st Place, Transmission Bell Change Out

  • Cody Stokes
  • Chris Childs
  • Davey Hicken
  • Josh Brown

2nd Place, 12kv Dead End Change Out

  • Myles Hendrix
  • Wesley Norman
  • Josh Brickel
  • Paul Bryant

3rd Place, 4kv Insulator Change Out

  • Gary Griffin
  • Matt Poncher
  • Jake Hartley
  • Adam Holland

JEA also received an FMEA Restoring Communities Award sponsored by ENCO Utility Services, for its restoration efforts during Hurricane Michael and special FMEA recognition for outstanding safety in a company with 2.5 million or greater man-hours worked. Chief Public and Stakeholder Affairs Officer Mike Hightower accepted both awards on behalf of JEA.

JEA is the largest community-owned electric utility in Florida 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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