2019 Gaff-n-Go

MEC Places in Events at Regional Competition

More competitors, more vendors, a bigger awards banquet, and even more grillers ­— just about everything about the 17th annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman’s and Equipment Operator’s Rodeo set a record.

Held May 10-11 at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia, the rodeo attracted hundreds of electric cooperative friends, family members, and spectators who watched Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative line workers and more than 150 other talented workers from six states ply their trade in a friendly yet competitive environment.

We’re really proud that this has grown from pretty humble beginnings into one of the largest regional rodeos in the country,” says John C. Lee, Jr., president & CEO of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative and chairman of the Rodeo Committee. “We're also really proud to stage an event where our line workers can demonstrate the hard work, the determination, and the mental and physical toughness this profession requires.”

The Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) hosted the event, which was sponsored by TEREX in partnership with NESCO Specialty Rentals.