Competitors at SCE's recent picnic and rodeo compete for a spot at the upcoming International Lineman's Rodeo in Kansas.

Competitors at SCE's recent picnic and rodeo compete for a spot at the upcoming International Lineman's Rodeo in Kansas.

Credit: Karina Munoz
Competitors at SCE's recent picnic and rodeo compete for a spot at the upcoming International Lineman's Rodeo in Kansas.

Credit: Karina Munoz
Competitors at SCE's recent picnic and rodeo compete for a spot at the upcoming International Lineman's Rodeo in Kansas.

Linemen, Groundmen and Apprentices Compete at Annual SCE Picnic and Lineman’s Rodeo

The top competitors will head to Kansas this fall for the International Lineman’s Rodeo.

2017 SCE Lineman's Rodeo Journeyman Team Results
2017 SCE Lineman's Rodeo Apprentice Results
2017 SCE Lineman's Rodeo Groundman Results

The International Lineman’s Rodeo takes place each year in Kansas during the month of October. But competitors must first compete in local lineman’s rodeos and earn a place in the international event.

On Saturday, dozens of linemen, groundmen and apprentices put their skills on display as they competed in Southern California Edison’s annual company picnic and lineman’s rodeo. The top performers, listed below, will head to Bonner Springs, Kansas this fall.

Competitors tested their lineman skills in events like the hurtman rescue, pole climb, 2.4 capacitor unit change-out and a mystery event. Overall rodeo winners were also announced.

SCE’s annual lineman’s rodeo was part of an annual event that also included a picnic and 5K run/walk for the company’s Energy Assistance Fund.

For more information on lineman positions at SCE, please visit: edison.com/careers

SCE Lineman's Rodeo 2017

Full List of Lineman’s Rodeo Winners (All teams SCE unless otherwise identified)

Journeyman Overall Winners

  • First Place: Ryan Araujo, Eric M. Brusseau and George Murillo
  • Second Place: Richard Lopez, Jose Leon and Marcos Hernandez
  • Third Place: Henry Calero Garay, Kristopher Baliton and Bryan Casas

Journeyman Mystery Event: Tie Event

  • First Place: Brad Morgan, Robert Scott and Ryan Reid
  • Second Place: Ryan Araujo, Eric M. Brusseau and George Murillo
  • Third Place: Chris Podergois, Cody Cessna and Jason Jones

Journeyman 2.4 Capacitor Unit Change-out:

  • First Place: Ryan Araujo, Eric M. Brusseau and George Murillo
  • Second Place: Richard Lopez, Jose Leon and Marcos Hernandez
  • Third Place: Daniel Douglas, Jason Mandle and Christopher Ingram

Journeyman Pole Climb:

  • First Place: Henry Calero Garay, Kristopher Baliton and Bruan Casas
  • Second Place: Ryan Araujo, Eric M. Brusseau and George Murillo
  • Third Place: Bruce Thompson, Joshua Youukman and Bryce Munday (Local 47)

Journeyman Hurtman Rescue:

  • First Place: Ryan Araujo, Eric M. Brusseau and George Murillo
  • Second Place: Henry Calero Garay, Kristopher Baliton and Bruan Casas
  • Third Place: Brad Morgan, Robert Scott and Ryan Reid
SCE Lineman's Rodeo 2017PHOTO CREDIT: Karina Munoz
 

Apprentice Overall Winners

  • First Place: Anthony Kutzera (Portland General Electric)
  • Second Place: Ryan Sullivan (Portland General Electric)
  • Third Place: Justin Roberts (Portland General Electric)

Apprentice Mystery Event: Banked Secondaries

  • First Place: Carlos Lopez (LADWP)
  • Second Place: David Angove (LADWP)
  • Third Place: Alvaro Jimenez-Guzman

Apprentice Pole Climb

  • First Place: Ryan Sullivan (Portland General Electric)
  • Second Place: Anthony Kutzera (Portland General Electric)
  • Third Place: David Angove (LADWP)

Apprentice Hurtman Rescue

  • First Place: Ryan Sullivan (Portland General Electric)
  • Second Place: Kyle Fitzhugh (Portland General Electric)
  • Third Place: Justin Roberts (Portland General Electric)

Apprentice Service Installation

  • First Place: Kyle Fitzhugh (Portland General Electric)
  • Second Place: Ryan Sullivan (Portland General Electric)
  • Third Place: Carlos Lopez (LADWP)

Apprentice Written Test

  • First Place: Anthony Kutzera (Portland General Electric)
  • Second Place: Brandon Gloria
  • Third Place: Kyle Fitzhugh (Portland General Electric)
SCE Lineman's Rodeo 2017

Groundman Overall Winners

  • First Place: Trenton Koury
  • Second Place: Jeffrey Ramsdell
  • Third Place: Anthony Gossett

Groundman Mystery Event: Rigging Event

  • First Place: Kent Gallegos (LATTC)
  • Second Place: Matthew Thompson (Slauson)
  • Third Place: Stephen Gomez

Groundman Double Crossarm Installation

  • First Place: Stephen Gomez
  • Second Place: Matthew Thompson (Slauson)
  • Third Place: Carlos Monterrey (Slauson)

Groundman Written Test

  • First Place: Jeffrey Ramsdell
  • Second Place: Trenton Koury
  • Third Place: Anthony Gossett

Senior Team Winners:

  • First Place: Steve Lekvold, Bryan Lee and Oscar Perez
  • Second Place: Willie Rios, Jack Flavin and Juan Pulido​

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