A team from Petit Jean Electric Cooperative participated in the Arkansas Lineman’s Rodeo at the ASU campus in Newport Saturday, April 1. Linemen from around the state competed.
Petit Jean linemen competed in three events in the Journeyman’s division: the hurt man rescue, speed climb and a 600 amp switch change out, placing first in all three events. The team also pulled a first in best overall team. The journeyman team consisted of Seth Berry, Cody Love and Daniel Gardner.
Justin Smith in the apprenticeship division placed first in speed climbing and second in hurt man rescue. Smith has only been in the line program for approximately one year.
Next stop for the Journeyman team is the International Lineman’s Rodeo in Bonner Springs, Kansas, Oct. 14.