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2017 Florida Lineman Competition

2017 Florida Lineman Competition


Hosted by Lakeland Electric, Tigertown was rocked by the competition of Florida's best lineman on April 21st and 22nd.  A record 74 apprentices and 26 journeyman teams competed in the 17th Annual Florida Lineman Competition.


Journeymen competed in the Deadend Bell Change, Pin & Insulator Replacement, Transformer Relocation, Vertical Hurtman Rescue and the Mystery event - Replacing a 20 foot Transmission Timber mounted on two 40 foot poles.

Apprentices competed in the Cross Arm Brace Change, Insulator Relocation, Phase Transfer, Vertical Hurtman, and the Mystery Event was a Fuse Upgrade and Knot Tying where they had to tie four knots as part of the event.

A special thanks to Lakeland Electric for hosting the event and setting up the field.  Other thanks go to the FMEA team for managing the trade show, registration and awards.

 And there were lots of awards!










The Apprentice race was very close with Mike Morgan from Gainesville Regional Utilities winning overall Apprentice Events with an overall score of 501 and time of 17:40.65. Congratulations Mike!

Austin Odum from Lakeland Electric came in with a close 2nd and Tyler Homan from the City of Ocala  came in third.     



The City of Tallahassee came roaring in by winning four of the six places in the Overall Journeyman competition.  KUA placed 2nd and Clay placed 6th

Team 120 from the City of Tallahassee of Terry Cobb, Nick Ellis and Jason Smith won first place in the overall Journeyman Award.  Congratulations!


Thank you to all the Judges, and those involved in scoring, logistics and selection of the events.

Please visit Altra Medical's Facebook page to see over 100 pictures from the event, family, competitors, and pictures of all the winners.

Lastly, George Hayes from OUC announced his retirement and received recognition for the many years of service with OUC, and FMEA's Safety Committee.  Good luck George!


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