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Meet Your 2017 PEC Lineman’s Rodeo Team!

Lineworkers to compete in annual event July 13–16

Four PEC journeyman lineworker teams and nine PEC apprentices will represent our cooperative at the Texas Lineman’s Rodeo July 13-16 in Seguin.

The competition includes events like hurt-man rescue and pole climb, which are judged on speed and accuracy. Apprentices must also complete a written exam.

Good luck, y’all—we know you’ll make us proud!

Apprentices

Nick Berrones, Canyon Lake
Hope Brown, Liberty Hill
Darren Donhauser, Canyon Lake
Justin Donovan, Oak Hill
Tim Johnson, Canyon Lake
Ben Juarez, Oak Hill
Jason King, Canyon Lake
Nick Morris, Canyon Lake
Daniel Sanders, Oak Hill

Journeyman Teams

Thomas Logan, A.J. Mann, Andy Ridge, Canyon Lake
Chris Gerchman, Javier Soto, Randy Williams, Canyon Lake
Lonnie Campos, Roy Montemayor, Victor Stephens, Cedar Park
Amos Baker, Daniel Corley, Michael Gonzalez, Oak Hill

Our Female Competitor: Hope Brown

What’s your favorite part of the job?
I think climbing poles is probably my favorite thing to do so far.

Do you have any advice for women interested in pursuing line work?
I think women who want to be lineworkers shouldn’t be intimidated by it. If you want to do it, you just have to be a good, hard worker. The job doesn’t have to be just for the boys; it can be for whoever wants to do it. I did it, and so can anyone else.