Cobb EMC linemen bring home honors

Cobb EMC linemen bring home honors

Cobb EMC linemen celebrate at award banquet

Cobb EMC linemen celebrate at the awards banquet, which was held to recognize winners in each division as well as overall team winners.

 

Cobb EMC linemen celebrated their 20th year participating in the annual Georgia Lineman’s Rodeo by bringing home 23 awards. The Georgia Lineman’s Rodeo is an event that tests linemen’s skills under poor conditions. The day-long competition, held May 7 at Camp John Hope in Fort Valley, Georgia, is designed to improve safety training, which is critical in an industry where safe work practices can mean the difference between life and death.

Utilities compete in one of two divisions: electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) and municipal power companies. During events, linemen competed either as journeymen teams comprised of three linemen and a coach or individually as apprentices.

In addition to the Georgia Lineman’s Rodeo, Cobb EMC’s safety department ensures proper safety practices through spot inspections and routine safety trainings for all employees.

 

Cobb EMC crews received the following awards:

 
  • 1st Place in Apprentice Overall Awards – EMC Division: David Gartrell (Lineman – Step 2)
  • 1st Place in Apprentice Overall Awards: David Gartrell (Lineman – Step 2)
  • 1st Place in Journeyman Hurtman Rescue: Scotty Lyons (1st Class Lineman – Step 2), Blake Goggins (Lineman – Step 5), Josh Poston (1st Class Lineman – Step 2)
  • 1st Place in Journeyman 12 kV Switch Change Out: Wesley Thames (1st Class Lineman – Step 2), Lance Ballenger (1st Class Lineman – Step 2), Josh Cash (1st Class Lineman – Step 2)
  • 1st Place in Senior Division: Dwayne Cole (Line Foreman), Ken Brumelow (Line Foreman), Keith McCart (Line Foreman)
  • 2nd Place in Written Test – EMC Division: David Gartrell (Lineman – Step 2)
  • 2nd Place in Apprentice Jumper Installation: Tyler Dilbeck (Lineman – Step 3)
  • 2nd Place in Apprentice Mystery Event #1: Dalton Cuthbertson (Lineman – Step 2)
  • 2nd Place in Apprentice Mystery Event #2: Dalton Cuthbertson (Lineman – Step 2)
  • 2nd Place in Apprentice Overall Awards – EMC Division: Tyler Dilbeck (Lineman – Step 3)
  • 2nd Place in Apprentice Overall Awards: Tyler Dilbeck (Lineman – Step 3)
  • 2nd Place in Journeyman Hurtman Rescue: Wesley Thames (1st Class Lineman – Step 2), Lance Ballenger (1st Class Lineman – Step 2), Josh Cash (1st Class Lineman – Step 2)
  • 2nd Place in Journeyman 12 kV Switch Change Out: Scotty Lyons (1st Class Lineman – Step 2), Blake Goggins (Lineman – Step 5), Josh Poston (1st Class Lineman – Step 2)
  • 2nd Place in Journeyman Mystery Event #1: Aaron Willmert (1st Class Lineman – Step 2), Ian Hansman (1st Class Lineman – Step 2), Jeremy McBrayer (1st Class Lineman – Step 2)
  • 2nd Place in Journeyman Overall Awards – EMC Division: Aaron Willmert (1st Class Lineman – Step 2), Ian Hansman (1st Class Lineman – Step 2), Jeremy McBrayer (1st Class Lineman – Step 2)
  • 2nd Place in Journeyman Overall Awards: Aaron Willmert (1st Class Lineman – Step 2), Ian Hansman (1st Class Lineman – Step 2), Jeremy McBrayer (1st Class Lineman – Step 2)
  • 3rd Place in Apprentice Written Test – EMC Division: Jeremiah Hodge (Lineman – Step 2)
  • 3rd Place in Apprentice Hurtman Rescue: Dalton Cuthbertson (Lineman – Step 2)
  • 3rd Place in Apprentice Mystery Event #1: Clayton Patterson (Lineman – Step 2)
  • 3rd Place in Journeyman Hurtman Rescue: Aaron Willmert (1st Class Lineman – Step 2), Ian Hansman (1st Class Lineman – Step 2), Jeremy McBrayer (1st Class Lineman – Step 2)
  • 3rd Place in Journeyman 12 kV Switch Change Out: Aaron Willmert (1st Class Lineman – Step 2), Ian Hansman (1st Class Lineman – Step 2), Jeremy McBrayer (1st Class Lineman – Step 2)
  • 3rd Place in Journeyman Mystery Event #2: Aaron Willmert (1st Class Lineman – Step 2), Ian Hansman (1st Class Lineman – Step 2), Jeremy McBrayer (1st Class Lineman – Step 2)
  • 3rd Place in Journeyman Overall Awards: Dwayne Cole (Line Foreman), Ken Brumelow (Line Foreman), Keith McCart (Line Foreman)

 

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