by Autumne Bruce
The winners are in! The 2014 International Utility Locate Rodeo, held at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, is officially in the books! This premier event showcases the top talent in the world of utility locating. These amazing Utility Locate Technicians came together on August 9th to compete in Gas, Power, Telecom, and Water locating events to contend for number one!
USIC is a proud sponsor of the event and our participating employees. A big congratulations goes to USIC’s own Joe Bartley who placed an amazing 1st in the overall Telecom portion of the competition, while Jim Davidson earned top honors in the “Locate from Hell” division and 2nd in the Electric division. The following highly-skilled Locate Technicians from USIC also participated in the events and won big:
• Larry Sanders – Winner of Gas Event 3 and Second Place Overall LFH
• Tommy Toombs – Second Place Overall Water Division
• Rodney Duke – Winner of Gas Event 1
• Clayton Kornegay – Third Place Overall Telecom Division
• Mike Bons – Winner of Telecom Event 3
• Roger Bench
• Ryan Lane
• William Boyle
• Dustin Lasley
• Josh Williams
• Jesus Gutierrez
• Dave Roberts
• John Fischer
• Jeff Parker
• Stevon Carstarphen
• Kevin Grigsby
Thanks for another successful event and all you do!
For more information about the competition, please visit www.locaterodeo.com.