Kilgore College Electric Power Technology (KCEPT) program hosted a lineman rodeo and graduation Oct. 22 for the 28th class to complete the 10-week certificate program.

Twenty students took part in the lineman rodeo beginning at 8:30 a.m. Friday, at the KCEPT Training Field, located at 2317 CR 174 East in Overton.

This is the 10th class to use the new training field, formerly located at Rusk County Electric Cooperative in Henderson. It is the ninth class under the leadership of instructor Trevis Croft.

Skills demonstrated at the rodeo included pole climbing, hurt-man rescue and insulator changing exercises.

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Graduation candidates were: Ridge Preston, of Ben Wheeler; Douglas Williams, of Bogata; Robert Groves, of Copperas Cove; Charles Turner, of Eros, Louisiana; Tanner Ransom, of Gary; Tristan Hogue, of Gladewater; Ryan Bobbitt, of Grapeland; Henry Nerren and Austin Parker of Huntington; William WaferTyler Ruiz, of Jasper; Collin Brandon, of Kirbyville; Austin Stamback, of Lindale; Jacob Busch and Parker Busch, of Malakoff; Wacey Brown, of Oakwood; Blake Maddox, of Palestine; Corban Renfroe, of Rusk; Caleb Fawcett, of Texarkana, Arkansas; and Kyle Cotten, of White Oak.

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