Over the weekend, lineworkers across the Tennessee Valley competed against some of the best lineworkers from around the world in the 39th Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo & Expo.
The rodeo was held October 11-14 in Overland Park, Kan. at the Overland Park Convention Center and in Bonner Springs, Kan. at the National Agriculture Center & Hall of Fame. Competitors showcased the critical skills used within their craft, and several TVPPA members brought home awards. The competition winners from the Valley are as follows:
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- #2 Clay Webb – Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (STEMC)
- #4 Nolan Farris – Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE)
Overall Municipal Division
- #1 Huntsville Utilities Team #423
Overall Senior Division
- #2 Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) Team #600
Additionally, Steve Stanfill of Jackson Energy Authority was inducted into the International Lineman’s Museum Hall of Fame Class of 2022.
The Hall of Fame was created to honor, acknowledge and pay respect to lineworkers who have made notable contributions to the industry. Each inductee must be nominated by a co-worker, supervisor, friend, family member or company and then approved for admission by the Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors.
TVPPA gives a big congratulations to all the competitors, winners and Hall of Fame inductees of this year’s event. To see the full list of results from the competition and learn more, visit the International Lineman’s Rodeo website.