Victory for Radiodetection at the 3rd Annual ORCGA Locate Rodeo

Radiodetection was a winner again at this year’s Locate Rodeo in Ontario, Canada on the 25th of June.  Being Gold Sponsors of the event, Radiodetection is pleased to endorse the skill and expertise shown by Utility Locate Technicians as they carry out their day to day activities.

Organised by the Ontario Regional Common Gound Alliance (ORCGA), the Locate Rodeo was open to locate technicians throughout Ontario. Up to Forty technicians could compete to display their excellent skills in locating. “It was a challenging day in some wet weather with locators being tested to their limit.” said Dean Stone, National Sales Manager for Radiodetection Canada.

All utilities were represented and competitions were held for technicians in gas, power, telecom and water categories.  Competitors compete in one category of their choice. Locators’ skills are put to the test at two different sites and the scores from both events are used to determine the winner. Each locator is allowed twelve minutes per event site. Technicians using Radiodetection locators swept the board in Gas and Water and took first and second place in Telecom and second and third in the Power divisions.

A bonus event, the Locate from Hell (LFH), is open to all registered competitors. (Shown above is Locate From Hell 1st Place winner Adam Irving.) The LFH differs from other divisions in several ways. First, there is only one event site and the competitor has only 3 minutes to complete the locate. The division is judged on accuracy but time is of the utmost importance as it is very easy for a competitor to “time out” on the event. Competitors are required to select from one of the participating rodeo equipment sponsors. Technicians using the Radiodetection RD7000PL swept the board in the LFH event.

Winners using Radiodetection equipment accounted for 13 of 15 possible prizes. This is possible in part to the years of experience Radiodetection has in manufacturing top quality professional equipment and the training support provided by Radiodetection and our Ontario distributors, Trenchless Utility Equipment Inc., and Telonix Communications Inc.

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