Five linemen from Boone REMC competed at the Indiana Electric Cooperative Lineman Rodeo, held Aug. 24-25 in Danville. Thetwo-day event showcased the skills and safety training of electric cooperative lineworkers. The linemen competed in events that test skills such as pole climbing, hurt man rescue and safely changing electric line hardware. A total of 28 teams and 102 individuals from 24 Indiana electric cooperatives competed in this year’s event. The following linemen represented Boone REMC at the rodeo: · Dustin Baker · Marcus Pingleton · Nick Shepherd · Michael Shirley · Seth Thompson Journeyman Lineman Dustin Baker earned first place in the individual Hurt Man Rescue competition.
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