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WNCC Hosts 2017 College Powerline Rodeo

March 28, 2017
Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) is hosting the national 2017 College Powerline Rodeo April 6 - 7 at the Powerline Lab on the Alliance campus and the John N. Harms Center on the Scottsbluff campus.
 
College lineman teams from across the country compete in three physical events as well as a written exam. The competition will be held at the Powerline Lab in Alliance, while testing and awards will be held at the John N. Harms Center in Scottsbluff. The competition gives students the opportunity to practice skills and techniques they have learned in preparation for their careers in the electrical industry.
 
According to Powerline Instructor Ed Salazar, the rodeo is a linemen competition for all students regardless of what level they're at. 
 
"Whether it be a college student or an apprentice, the competition is meant to demonstrate skills and abilities each individual has learned," Salazar said. "It's a time to compete against other teams that are at about the same level. It's just a fun event to enjoy competition and good times."
 
The rodeo kicks off on April 6 with the written exam in Scottsbluff. Field events start at 9:45 a.m. at the Powerline Lab in Alliance on April 7. The physical competitions are open for public viewing. There is also a "pee-wee" rodeo scheduled with games for children.  
 
For more information, call Linda Leisy at 308.763.2003.