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More than 100 teams from 13 states competed in the 2011 National Mine Rescue, First-Aid, Bench and Preshift Competition at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio which was held in early October.

Teams from West Virginia fared very well in the event including taking third, eighth and eleventh in the overall competition results. First and Fourth in the Combination Competition results and six teams in the top ten of the First Aid competition. 

Selected results from the National Mine Rescue, First Aid, Bench, and Preshift Contest, Columbus, Ohio held October 3 - 6, 2011:

Mine Rescue Competition Final Results
#3 Patriot Coal – Magnum Madison, WV captain Travis Lett
#8 Cliffs - Pinnacle Mining Co. - Pinnacle Blue Team - Pineville, WV captain Chad Lester
#11 Alpha Natural Resources - Southern WV Team Naoma, WV captain Tommy Dove

Combination Competition Final Results
#1 Patriot Coal Magnum captains Travis Lett & Britt Crouse
#4 Alpha Natural Resources Southern WV Naoma, WV Team captains Tommy Dove &   Dave Green

First Aid Competition Results
#3 Patriot Coal Magnum Madison, WV team captain Britt Crouse
#5 Alpha Natural Resources Southern WV Team Naoma, WV Team Captain Dave Green
#6 Eastern Associated Coal, LLC Federal No. 2 Fairview, WV Team Captain John Sabo 
#7 Patriot Coal Southern Appalachia Wharton, WV team captain Jon Castle
#8 Eastern Associated Coal, LLC Federal No. 2 Fairview, WV team captain Justin Scott
#10 Patriot Coal Magnum Madison, WV team captain Travis Lett


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