St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) September 27, 2013
MEA and the National Gas Rodeo are proud to announce that the 2-person team Mayhem from Alagasco (Alabama) and the 4-person team Insane Methane from Piedmont Natural Gas (North Carolina) are the 2013 National Gas Rodeo champions. The 4-person team from Laclede Gas (Missouri), Gas House Gang, broke the pipe cut record with an amazing 8.31 second cut.
Rodeo Chairman, Scot Luchtefeld from Ameren Illinois Company says, “This year’s event was truly amazing. We experienced a 20% increase in teams from last year with 24 2-person teams and 25 4-person teams representing energy delivery companies from across the nation. It is the hope of the committee that this group continues to grow as we move to Colorado Springs for 2014. We encourage all companies to send teams to compete in this team-building event.”
The National Gas Rodeo supports the Wounded Warrior project. Over $2,300 was raised by the Rodeo teams to benefit our nation’s wounded servicemen and women. MEA and the Rodeo Committee thank everyone who donated.
Overall Rodeo Champions:
2 Person, Mayhem: Randall Kings and Adam Lash
4 Person, Insane Methane: Terry Marcum, Nick Tate, Wayne Ledbetter, Andy Stansell, and alternate, Tom Pressley.
2 Person, Ignition Source from Piedmont Natural Gas (North Carolina)
4 Person, Gas House Gang from Laclede Gas Company (Missouri)
2 Person, Wreckin Crew from Alagasco (Alabama)
4 Person, Explosive Limit from Colorado Springs Utilities (Colorado)
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The 20th Annual National Gas Rodeo will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Goose Gossage Park, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information go to http://www.NationalGasRodeo.org or call Janelle Murphy at (651) 289-9600 x109.
The National Gas Rodeo thanks our Premier Sponsors, Case Construction and Val-Tex, our committee members and volunteers without whom we could not do this.
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About the National Gas Rodeo:
The National Gas Rodeo is the proving ground for the elite gas crews from across the United States. The intense competition and camaraderie of the Rodeo offer competitors an opportunity to showcase their skills and professionalism. The National Gas Rodeo is proudly administered by Midwest ENERGY Association and supported by American Gas Association, American Public Gas Association, and Southern Gas Association.
MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and business. MEA (Midwest ENERGY Association) was founded as a trade association over 100 years ago by distribution utilities, whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, energy delivery companies around the globe benefit from MEA's industry learning seminars, operations summits, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world's premier online training and testing system for energy delivery companies.