2014 Florida Linemen Competition In Ocala
Published March 29th, 2014
OCALA - Rain and thunder might've brought them down off the poles, but it hasn't dampened their spirits.
"So far so good. We're getting a little wet, but so far so good," said Chris Ketner, one of the more than 100 competitors at the event, which showcases the skills of linemen from utility companies in Florida.
The men of the 2014 Florida Lineman Competition aren't going to let rain get in the way of showing off what they can do on the lines. "We've done the cross-arm change out, we did very well in that," said Ketner. "We've done the clip-in running angle, done very well in that. We just finished up hurt-man rescue."
But for some, the competition isn't the only thing in the spotlight. Ketner and his team are "Tough Enough to Climb in Pink." Not only to help polish their moves, but climb for cancer. "It definitely works on our techniques for everyday life... And it's pride," said Ketner. "We enjoy what we do."
And while Ketner does his job with pride, his mom is proud he does it with a purpose. "I am a breast cancer survivor and when I see my son and his team and his co-workers, it's a level of pride that you just can't describe," said Tammy Ketner, of her son, Chris.
For the Ketners, the competition is another way to celebrate the family bond.
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