Linemen from Nashville Electric Service just came home from the Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo, held this weekend in Minneapolis. Hanging from their harnesses were a few prizes, according to the official press release:
As evidence of their mental and physical toughness, NES crews earned both third and fourth places overall. With 63 teams and 130 apprentices competing from electric utilities across the country, NES linemen excelled in a series of events that simulate real-life situations. Each event is judged on safety, work practices, neatness, ability, equipment handling and speed.