West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training

2005 National Mine Rescue, First Aid, Bench and Preshift Contest
September 19-23, 2005
Louisville, KY


Mine Rescue Team Competition Results:

Rank Company Name Team Name Location
1. Pinnacle Mining Co. Pinnacle Pineville, WV
2. Consol PA Coal Co. Bailey Windridge, PA
3. Eastern Associated Coal Corp. Southern Appalachia Wharton, WV

Forty six teams from throughout the United States took part in the competition.

2005 National Champion Mine Rescue Team - Pinnacle Creek Team Pinnacle Mining Co. Pinnacle Team  - 2005 National and State Champion Mine Rescue Team (Richard Crockett, Captian)

First Aid Competition Results:

Rank Company Name Team Name Location
1. Eastern Associated Coal Corp. Southern Appalachia Wharton, WV
2. Eastern Associated. Coal Corp. Southern Appalachia Wharton, WV
3. Energy West Mining Silver Huntington, UT

Fifteen teams participated in the First Aid contest.

2005 National First Aid Champions Eastern Associated Coal Corp. Southern Appalachia Team Eastern Associated Coal Corp. Southern Appalachian Team - 2005 National and State Champion First Aid (Harvey Ferrell, Captian)

Bench BG4  Competition Results:

Rank Company Name Team Name Location Contestant
1. Eastern Associated Coal Corp. Southern Appalachia Wharton, WV Kyle Blair
2. Eastern Associated. Coal Corp. Southern Appalachia Wharton, WV David Blankenship
3. Peabody Energy Twentymile Coal Co. Oak Creek, CO Brandon Sommers

The  BG4 Bench Contest had twenty-eight contestants. 

Kyle Blair 2005 National Champion BG4 Bench Contest (Eastern Associated Coal Corp. Southern Appalachia Team) Eastern Associated Coal Corp. Southern Appalachian Team - Kyle Blair- 2005 National  and State Champion

Bench BG174A  Competition Results:

Rank Company Name Team Name Location Contestant
1. Emerald Coal Res. L.P. Emerald Mine No. 1 Waynesburg PA Tom Bochna
2. KenAmerican Res., Inc. Paradise No. 9 Central City, KY Todd Watson
3. Eastern Associated. Coal Corp. Federal No. 2 Fairview, WV Harry McGinnis

The BG174A Competition had twenty-three contestants. 

Harry McGinnis, 2005 West Virginia First Place, 3rd place national contest BG174A Bench Competition Harry McGinnis, Eastern Associated. Coal Corp. Federal No. 2 - 2005 Third place National, First Place State of WV

Bench Biopak Competition Results:

Rank Company Name Contestant Name Location
1. San Juan Coal Co. Carlos Bueno Waterflow, NM
2. San Juan Coal Co. Todd Cheney Waterflow, NM
3. Arclar Co. LLC (Peabody Energy) Shawn Miller Equality, IL

Combination Competition Results:

Rank Company Name Team Name Location
1. Eastern Associated. Coal Corp. Southern Appalachia Wharton, WV
2. Jim Walter Res., Inc. JWR No. 4 Brookwood, AL
3. Highland Mining Co. Highland No. 9 Morganfield, KY

2005 National Combination Champions Eastern Associated Coal Corp. Southern Appalachia Team  Eastern Associated. Coal Corp. Southern Appalachia  - 2005 National and State Champions (Harvey Ferrell, Captain)

Pre-shift Contest Results:

Rank Contestant Company
1. Wayne Stafford Eastern Associated Coal Corp.,  Wharton WV
2. David Shackleford Lone Mountain Processing, Inc.
3. Tom Bochna Emerald Coal Res. L.P.

 For this contest there were fifty-eight contestants. 

Wayne Stafford - 2005 National Preshift Champion Eastern Associated Coal Corp. Wayne Stafford, 2005 National and State Champion Preshift Contest (Eastern Associated Coal Corp.)


West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training  wishes to congratulate all teams and individuals who took part in the 2005 National Mine Rescue Contests.

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