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Once Again, NES Members Run the Rodeo!

July 18, 2015

NES-Linemen-Rodeo-champs_20For the second year in a row, an NES lineman has brought home a coveted first place trophy from the Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo.

Lineman Josh Fuller now has bragging rights as the best journeyman in the Valley from this year’s rodeo held in Sevierville, TN. Josh earned a perfect score in all four individual journeyman events.

In 2014, NES’ Derek Pennington placed first overall out of more than 50 competitors in the lineman apprentice events. Carrying on the tradition, NES lineman Michael Shannon achieved a second place finish this year in the same category.

The Lineman Rodeo allows crews to demonstrate their skills in events that simulate real-life situations. It is designed to promote safety on the job. Speed is important, but accuracy is crucial. The events are judged based on safety, skill and timely event completion.

Congrats to our members who show yet again that unions = quality!

For more pictures and info about this story, visit or you can take a look at pictures from this year's rodeo at NES' Facebook page.