Local 1245 members from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District competed with distinction in the 28th International Lineman’s Rodeo in Bonner Springs, KS on Oct. 15.
SMUD fielded two journeyman teams and one apprentice.
The SMUD journeyman team of Lucas Raley, Branden Carter and John Moe finished sixth out of 35 participating journeyman teams from municipalities. SMUD Apprentice Justin Hirshi finished second out of 210 participants in the Apprentice Hurtman Rescue, fourth out of 210 in Apprentice Pole Climb, and fifth overall among Apprentices from municipal utilities.
Local 1245 journeyman from NV Energy and Turlock Irrigation District also competed in the rodeo, as did apprentices from Outside Line, PG&E, NV Energy and Turlock Irrigation District. Photos of some of those participants can be viewed here.
Local 1245 salutes its members from SMUD for their performance at the rodeo, and thanks SMUD for making these photos available for publication on our IBEW 1245 website.