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Huntsville Utilities workers win annual competition awards

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT) – Workers at a local utility company have won prizes at an annual rodeo.

Huntsville Utilities announced Sunday that the company’s team won six awards at the Tennesse Valley Public Power Association’s Lineman Rodeo on Saturday, June 4:

  • Shawn Blomgren won third place in the Fuse Replacement Contest, Senior Division
  • Todd Payne won second place in the fused cutout relocation competition, senior division (the fused cutout is the part on a utility pole that looks like a spring) and first place overall in the senior lineman competition
  • Cole Border, Adam Thomas, Colby Lipham and Andrew Brown – who competed as Team HU 13 – won first place in the team obstacle course competition, first place in the casualty rescue competition team competition and first place overall in the team competition.

The rodeo began in 1998, created by and for employees of local power companies that supply TVA-generated electricity in the seven-state area served by the agency. Competitive events are offered for apprentices, journeyman teams of three, individual linemen and in a senior division for linemen aged 45 and over.

For more information on the Lineman Rodeo and competitive events, visit the TVPPA Lineman Rodeo website.


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