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Regional Rodeo

Each year Eversource employees show off their skills at the Regional Rodeo and faceoff with peers from across the company in a variety of competitions for overhead and underground lineworkers, along with electric meter operations employees. ​​​​ 

The event, open to the public, provides an opportunity to see up-close the skills and knowledge mechanics use to ensure reliable service for customers.

Nearly 100 employees competed in the 2024 rodeo, which included several vendors, food trucks, and bucket rides, face painting and games for kids. 

The Eversource Foundation and the Eversource Veteran’s Association presented grants of $2,500 each during the opening ceremonies this year to four regional organizations that help veterans.

The 2024 Winners

Three New Hampshire teams won championships at the ninth annual rodeo in the Berlin training yard.

  • The New Hampshire team of Brad Conin, Alex Hilson and Angelo Palmer scored nearly a perfect score of 298 out of 300 in three events to win the Journeyman title in competition among overhead lineworkers.
  • In the Electric Meter Operations competition, New Hampshire's Chris Gardner and Joshua LaLancette finished first with a perfect score of 305.
  • In the underground competition, Connecticut's Kyle Acelin and Brandon Hebert finished first.
  • In the apprentice competition, New Hampshire’s Calvin Edson had the first perfect score of 400 in the competition’s history to win the championship.
  • Michael Soderquist of Connecticut won an award for the fastest individual time in the speed climb competition.

The competition

Overhead line workers will compete on a three-person journeyman team in three events:

  • Hurt man rescue
  • Pole climb
  • A mystery event that is revealed that day. 

​​​​​​​Underground line workers compete on two-person teams in three events:

  • Manhole rescue
  • Primary splicing
  • Secondary splicing

Electric Meter Operations workers will complete on a two-person team in three events:

  • Cable pulling
  • Meter socket wiring and
  • Meter installation.