Meiners, Hanson Pace Contestants at Lineworkers' Rodeo

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Meiners, Hanson Pace Contestants at Lineworkers' Rodeo

September 14, 2018

Tyler Meiners of Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) won the overall journeyman competition and Tyler Hanson of Shakopee Public Utilities (SPU) was the overall apprentice winner, at the second annual Minnesota Lineworkers’ Rodeo, held Sept. 11 at the MMUA Training Field in Marshall.

Meiners scored a perfect 100 in each of the three events: Obstacle Course, Rope Toss and Hurtman Rescue. He also recorded the fastest time in the Obstacle Course, but finished fourth in the Rope Toss and second in the Hurtman Rescue, due to time. Meiners was the only journeyman with a perfect score of 300.

Hanson paced the apprentices with a score of 298. Three men finished at 296: SPU’s Matt Kahle, and Nathan Roeder and Justin Varpness of Marshall Municipal Utilities (MMU). Hanson finished second in the Hurtman Rescue, fifth in the Rope Toss and first in the Obstacle Course.

Eighteen linemen from six utilities participated. MMUA thanks all the contestants, the utilities that sent them, our many judges, volunteers and event sponsors. The event preceded the MMUA Overhead School.

The top three finishers overall and in each event were:

Overall
Apprentice
Tyler Hanson, SPU
Matt Kahle, SPU
Nathan Roeder, MMU
Journeyman
Tyler Meiners, RPU
Mike Enright, SPU
Tommy Flores, MMU

Hurtman Rescue
Apprentice
Hunter Gleason, RPU
Tyler Hanson, SPU
Matt Kahle, SPU
Journeyman
Mike Enright, SPU
Tyler Meiners, RPU
Jamie VonBank, SPU

Rope Toss
Apprentice
Hunter Gleason, RPU
Matt Kahle, SPU
Nathan Roeder, MMUA
Journeyman
Trevor Morin, MMU
Tommy Flores, MMU
Brad Carlson, SPU

Obstacle Course
Apprentice
Tyler Hanson, SPU
Justin Varpness, MMU
Nathan Roeder, MMU
Journeyman
Tyler Meiners, RPU
Mike Enright, SPU
Mitch Lachelt, Brainerd Public Utilities

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