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The annual Climbing for Lost Lineman Rodeo was held June 21st and 22nd.  This event raises money for the National Sisterhood United for Journeymen Lineman (NSUJL).  We had nine volunteers participate to represent Local 1600/PPL.

Ken Andreas a troubleman from Bloomsburg

Lynn Bechdel a journeyman lineman from Lock Haven

Eric Jacobs a troubleman from Lock Haven

Tim McWilliams a troubleman from Sunbury

Corey Recla a lineman trainee from Wilkes-Barre

Jeremy Medash and Kyle Everitt both journeymen lineman from Wilkes-Barre

Kris Rech a journeyman lineman from Frackville

Aaron Hartley placed first in the Fastest Hurtman (Pole Top Rescue) and also claimed first place in the Fastest Speed Climb. Tim McWilliams, Aaron Hartley and Ken Andreas placed 2nd in the Journeyman Cross Arm Change Out competition.

NSUJL is a 501(c)(3) is a nonprofit organization helping families of fallen or injured IBEW Journeymen Linemen, Utility Linemen, Apprentice Linemen, Groundmen, Operators and LCTT.

You can learn more at https://nsujl.org

Terry Elekes

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