Fifty-eight linemen from 12 co-ops put their skills to the test this week during AMEC’s Fifth Annual Lineman’s Rodeo to help raise funds for international electrification projects sponsored by Missouri’s electric cooperatives. A total of 48 cooperative and corporate sponsors supported this year’s rodeo. Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick joined the award ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 29 to present the Governor’s Cup to the winning team.
Top finishers in the apprentice division were: Garrett Lynn, Central Missouri Electric Cooperative; Justin Redshaw, Cuivre River Electric; and Andrew Hecky, third place, Cuivre River Electric. Top honors in the journeyman division went to: Jacob Tiefenthaler, Cuivre River Electric Cooperative; Mike Hartley Cuivre River Electric; and Bryce Menne, Cuivre River Electric.
First place and the Governor’s Cup in the team division went to Tim Thompson, Brian Robbins and Alan McNabb from Barry Electric for the third year in a row. Cuivre River Electric’s Jacob Tiefenthaler, Mike Hartley and Jon Pauk took second while Chad Conner, Ethan Moenning and Clint Deatherage from Ozark Electric took third. Congratulations to all of the lineworkers who participated and thanks to all who took part in making this event a continued success.
We are extremely proud to have such talented men keeping the lights on here in Barry County!
Pictured: Alan McNabb, Brian Robbins, Tim Thompson and Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick