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Not your average rodeo: linemen rescue dummies in 'hurt man' competition

Alex Slitz of the Bowling Green Daily News did a nice job composing these images. Read the Daily News story here.

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Chad Cox, of Morgantown, Ky., a lineman with Warren RECC, rescues a 175 pound dummy during the 'hurt man' competition July 28, at the 2011 Kentucky Lineman's Rodeo in Bowling Green, Ky. After a spring and summer in which storms have taken down their fair share of power lines and poles, electric lineman from around the state gathered Thursday for a more competitive approach at the Kentucky Lineman's Rodeo.

Alex Slitz Bowling Green Daily News via AP

Utility workers compete in the 2011 Kentucky Lineman's Rodeo in Bowling Green, Ky.