NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville Electric Service (NES) linemen scored high at the 6th Annual APPA Lineman Rodeo, sponsored by the American Public Power Association in Sacramento, California. Fifty-six teams of journeymen and 69 apprentices from across the nation competed in the event.
NES’ Donelson team finished 8th overall with a perfect score of 500. West’s team finished 12th overall with a score of 498.
The rodeo stresses safe work practices that lineworkers must always observe. It includes five timed events: 600-amp switch-out, cross arm change-out, hurt man rescue, four bell change-out, and cut-out change-out.
Donelson team members are Don Hunter, Stan Eden, Rodney Gooch, and Mike Settlemire. The West Team includes Brad Sanford, Dawson Motsinger, John Minor and Bill Braswell.