Front Row (left to right): Jon Johnson, Jacob Stockwell, Mitch VanZandt, Darrell Baker, Brandon Davis, Adam Logan
Back Row (left to right): David Webb, Mathew Schlehuber, Aaron Williamson, Austin Mills, Seth Gibson, Vilas Robinson, Jerry Cundiff
(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Oct. 16, 2018) – Congratulations to all of our Electric Utility staff who competed in the 2018 MESO Lineworkers Rodeo. The City of Stillwater hosted this year's rodeo, which took place Sept. 20 at Boomer Lake Park.
Award winners were:
Apprentice Obstacle Course | Mitch VanZandt
Mutual Aid Team | Caulden Greenfield
Journeyman Speed Climb | Seth Gibson
Mutual Aid Team | Seth Gibson
2nd place [Journeyman Team Event]
12 kv Post Insulator Change Out | Vilas Robinson, Seth Gibson and Austin Mills
600 amp Switch Change Out | Vilas Robinson, Seth Gibson and Austin Mills
3rd place [Journeyman Team Event]
12kv Post Insulator Change Out | Jerry Cundiff, Jacob Stockwell and Aaron Williamson
Other Rodeo Participants:
Jon Johnson, Caulden Greenfield and Adam Logan
Journeyman and Individual Event Teams
David Webb, Brandon Davis, and Matt Schlehuber
Darrell Baker and Wade Coffey
According to the American Public Power Association (APPA), customers of public power utilities like Stillwater lose power less often. Customers of a public power utility are likely to be without power for just 59 minutes a year, compared to customers of private utilities who may lose power for 133 minutes a year — provided there are no major adverse events. One factor for this strong reliability is the electric team is centralized to the area.
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