2019 Mine Rescue Competition

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources holds a competition every year alongside the Illinois Mining Institute’s Annual Event.  The competition hosted 15 teams from all over the United States to compete for 1st Place. The winners of this year’s competition are listed below. We look forward to another fierce competition next year!

Mine Rescue Competition

1st Place- Arch Coal, Viper Blue

2nd Place- Peabody Midwest, Wildcat Hills Underground

3rd Place- Peabody Gateway North Mining, Gateway North



1st Place- Steve Earle, Sunrise Coal., LLC

2nd Place- Josh White, Sunrise Coal Co., LLC

3rd Place- Dan Meier, Prairie State Generating Co., Lively Grove