Raising the flag the lineman way
skills. The event was held Oct. 3 and teams from 14 Illinois electric cooperatives competed in the annual event.
This year’s best overall team winners were Steve Gottman, Drew Weder and Josh Nattier from Prairie Power, Inc.
The linemen competed in five team events and three individual events. Team events included hurt man rescue, egg climb (linemen climbing a 40-foot pole with a raw egg in their mouths), cross arm changeout, H-structure obstacle course and a bucket truck material handler obstacle event.