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Landon Laible, a Mitchell Technical Institute lineman student from Howard, competes in the obstacle climb during the 12th Annual College Lineman’s Rodeo at MTI Friday in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)

MTI's 'talented students' show off skills at lineman rodeo

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No, this isn't your typical rodeo.

On Friday at Mitchell Technical Institute's 12th Annual College Lineman Rodeo, there was nobody on a horse or anyone looking to hold on for 8 seconds.

Instead, it was some of the region's best power line maintenance students simulating their future profession's work, replacing power line equipment. All while 35 feet in the air.

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