Alagasco and Spire-Laclede Gas Teams Win the 2016 National Gas Rodeo
This year 55 teams competed at the 2016 National GAS Rodeo in Colorado Spring, CO. This annual competition brings together natural gas teams from around the country to showcase their skills in front of peers, family, and friends. After an intense day of competition and fun Alagasco’s (Alabama) 2 person team, Late Start, and Spire-Laclede Gas Company’s (Missouri) 4 person team earned the title “Champions”.
For the third year in a row records were broken:
- More teams competed (32-2 person and 23-4 person)
- Three women competed (two on a 2 person team and one as an alternate)
- Over 600 people attended the Friday night reception
Overall Rodeo Champions
Alagasco Late Start: Derrik Hogland (captain) and Daniel Young
Spire-Laclede Gas House Gang: Rob Hayes (captain), Aaron Witt, Evertt Cos, Jon Loughary, and alternate, Brandon Vickery
2 Person, Methane Rangers from Spire-Laclede Gas (Missouri)
4 Person, Laclede Gassers from Spire-Laclede Gas (Missouri)
2 Person, The Punishers from Piedmont Natural Gas (North Carolina)
4 Person, Ignition Source from Piedmont Natural Gas (North Carolina)
Great Crews Just Don't Happen! See all the teams that competed at http://www.nationalgasrodeo.org/.
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.