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2015 Gaff-n-Go Lineman’s Rodeo

2015-gaff-n-go-rodeo

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  • The Rodeo Begins

    Richard G. Johnstone Jr., executive vice president of the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, welcomes rodeo participants. (Photo By: Steven Johnson)
  • Up in the Air

    Teams of journeymen lineman compete high above the ground during the annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman's Rodeo in Ruther Glen, Va. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)
  • Competition at the Highest Level

    "Competition at the Highest Level" was the theme of the annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman's Rodeo, as this team from Surry-Yadkin EMC shoiws. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)
  • Bird's-eye View

    This view from a bucket truck shows the layout of the course that linemen had to tackle during the annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman's Rodeo. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)
  • Huddle Up

    Volunteers in rain slickers assemble a tent as a safe haven during inclement conditions at the Gaff-n-Go Lineman's Rodeo. (Photo By: Steven Johnson)
  • Hurt Man Prep

    A worker hooks up a hurt man dummy at the Gaff-n-Go Lineman's Rodeo that is used as part of a pole top rescue competition. (Photo By: Steven Johnson)
  • CPR Test

    Kyle Sarvis, apprentice lineman at NOVEC, prepares for the CPR event at the annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman's Rodeo in Ruther Glen, Va. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)
  • They're Fans, Too

    Linemen from South Kentucky RECC take a break and watch their fellow competitors in action at the Gaff-n-Go Lineman's Rodeo. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)
  • Rodeo Chairman

    John Lee, president and CEO of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative and chairman of the Rodeo Committee, makes a point during the opening ceremony. (Photo By: Steven Johnson)
  • High Wires

    Skies clear during work on simulated power lines at the annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman's Rodeo in Ruther Glen, Va. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)
  • Checking out the Rodeo

    A complement of 150 apprentice and journeyman linemen compete in the annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman's Rodeo. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)
  • Appreciation

    This sweatshirt reads "I Love My Lineman" and expresses the sentiment of many at the annual rodeo in Ruther Glen, Va. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)
  • Stand-out Helmet

    This eye-catching helmet of Jason Holley of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative is a tribute to safety and country. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)
  • SMECO Team

    A team from Southern Maryland Electric Co-op competes during the annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman's Rodeo in Ruther Glen, Va. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)

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