Piedmont Natural Gas’ Team Insane Methane and Colorado Springs Utilities’ Team Explosive Limit are the 2014 National GAS Rodeo Champions

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For the first time, the National GAS Rodeo was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado and a record 51 teams competed with over 600 people in attendance. The champions are team Insane Methane, from Piedmont Natural Gas (North Carolina) and Explosive Limit from Colorado Springs Utilities (Colorado).

National GAS Rodeo

National GAS Rodeo

Picture perfect!

For the first time, the National GAS Rodeo was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado and a record 51 teams competed with over 600 people in attendance. The champions are team Insane Methane, from Piedmont Natural Gas (North Carolina) and Explosive Limit from Colorado Springs Utilities (Colorado).

“The Rodeo was a tremendous event this year,” says John Gann, vice president, program services, for Midwest ENERGY Association. “It was great that so many teams came out to experience the first Rodeo in Colorado. The location was picture perfect and the volunteers from Colorado Springs Utilities were wonderful. MEA congratulates all the teams who competed.”

Overall Rodeo Champions:
2 Person, Insane Methane: Wayne Ledbetter, Tom Pressley, and alternate Terry Marcum.
4 Person, Explosive Limit: Rafael Rivera, Paul Gross, Josh Richard, Rich Hill, and alternate Randy Barnes.

2nd Place
2 Person, Mayhem from Alagasco (Alabama)
4 Person, Voodoo Crew from Piedmont Natural Gas (North Carolina)

3rd Place
2 Person, Mercaptan ‘Merica from Alliant Energy (Iowa)
4 Person, Laclede Gas House Gang from Laclede Gas (Missouri)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The 2015 National GAS Rodeo will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015 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.

MEA and the National GAS Rodeo are proud of all the teams and thank Colorado Springs Utilities for hosting. The National GAS Rodeo also thanks our Premier Sponsors, Case Construction and Val-Tex, our committee members and volunteers without whom we could not do this.

Great Crews Just Don't Happen!

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.

About MEA:
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.

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