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Powerful practice

Duke Energy lineman Jackie Lynn, left, and foreman Jimmy Mumma practice changing an insulator on a non-energized power pole on Thursday while training for an upcoming linemen rodeo at the Duke Energy Florida substation, 2465 Druid Road, in Clearwater. The upcoming event, Duke Energy Florida Lineman’s Rodeo, will be held Saturday in Winter Garden. The competition will host more than 100 Florida linemen who will compete in tasks used on the job, including climbing poles, insulating and isolating skills, crossarm change-out skills, and a hurt man rescue.

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

Duke Energy lineman Jackie Lynn, left, and foreman Jimmy Mumma practice changing an insulator on a non-energized power pole on Thursday while training for an upcoming linemen rodeo at the Duke Energy Florida substation, 2465 Druid Road, in Clearwater. The upcoming event, Duke Energy Florida Lineman’s Rodeo, will be held Saturday in Winter Garden. The competition will host more than 100 Florida linemen who will compete in tasks used on the job, including climbing poles, insulating and isolating skills, crossarm change-out skills, and a hurt man rescue.

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