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2007 Second Annual MEUW Linemanís Rodeo

Under a warm blue sky in Oconomowoc, the second annual MEUW Linemanís Rodeo was held on Saturday, September 8. Once again, the event was a success.

Seven teams representing nine MEUW communities competed for the title of ďGrand ChampionĒ Line Crew. They included:

      Cedarburg
      Harford
      Kaukauna
      Reedsburg/Oconomowoc (combined team)
      Shawano/Gresham (combined team)
      Stoughton
      Sturgeon Bay

The crews competed in five events to accumulate a total score. The events were Safety & Knowledge Challenge, URD Transformer Changeout, Crossarm Changeout, Pole Top Rescue, 4kV Single Conductor Transfer. Sturgeon Bay Utilities took first place in the Safety & Knowledge Challenge and Crossarm Changeout and an overall third place in the Rodeo itself. The crew from Sturgeon Bay consisted of (from left to right) Chas Schink, Jonathan Diller and Mitch Ducat.

Hats off to the Rodeo Committee for organizing such a successful event! Thank you to all of the judges, volunteers and sponsors who volunteered to help with the event. And thanks to the city of Oconomowoc and Oconomowoc Utilities for hosting the event. The third annual MEUW Linemanís Rodeo will be hosted in Stoughton in September 2008. Hope to see you there.

For more pictures and results from the Linemanís Rodeo visit: www.meuw.org.

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