Local electric co-op places at Lineman Safety Rodeo

By Ryne Turke on October 10, 2015 at 8:42am

A team of linemen from Illinois Electric Cooperative finished as the second runner-ups at the 18th annual Lineman’s Safety Rodeo.

Cole Hurrelbrink, Joe Alexander, and Ryan Little represented the local cooperative.

Sponsored by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives, the 14 team event featured completion judging in agility, speed and accuracy.

Line personnel competed in five team events, such as the egg climb, hurt man rescue and structure obstacle course.

The event was held last week at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield.

According to a press release, the local co-op serves more than 10-thousand meters in counties such as Cass, Greene, Morgan and Scott.