Event

Lineworkers Rodeo

The ultimate venue for public power lineworkers to demonstrate their skill and knowledge while competing for professional recognition.
March 25 - 26, 2022
Austin, TX
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2022 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo

The Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo is the foremost showcase of public power lineworker skill and knowledge. At the Rodeo, journeyman and apprentice lineworkers compete for professional recognition, attend training courses, and practice essential skills in a safe environment. Furthermore, attendees have a unique opportunity to connect with and learn from the nationwide community of lineworker professionals.

The 2022 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo will be held March 25-26 in Austin, TX.

On-Site Logistics

The following information will be posted here as it becomes available:

Banquet

The 2022 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo Awards Banquet will be held at the Hilton Austin.

Banquet Tables

APPA offers rodeo participants the opportunity to reserve a table at the Rodeo Awards Banquet on Saturday night. All reserved tables will be assigned and labeled with the utility's name. There are eight chairs at each table, and a table purchase does NOT include banquet tickets for admission. APPA strongly recommends that table orders be places as early as possible as quantities are limited and we cannot guarantee availability. All banquet tables must be reserved before February 18, 2022. 

Banquet Tickets

Rodeo attendees may choose to purchase additional banquet tickets for colleagues, family, and friends. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase; as such, APPA recommends purchasing tickets in advance. Banquet tickets include a meal, two drink tickets (Adult Tickets only), a seat for the Rodeo awards ceremony, and entertainment. Note that all competitors, judges, and auditors receive a banquet ticket as part of their event registration. Any additional banquet ticket purchases will be available at the "Sales" area during the Rodeo Registration and Expo, on-site at the Rodeo grounds in the General Information tent on Saturday, March 26. 
 

Please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.


2019 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo Results

The results from the 2019 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo are now in.

Thank you once again to all of our competitors, judges, and volunteers! We hope to see you all again in 2020 in Kansas City, Kansas.

View pictures from the 2019 Awards Banquet.

Please contact the rodeo team at [email protected] if you have any questions!

Friday, March 25

All events on Friday take place at the Hilton Austin.

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Training Course Registration

8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Training Courses for Apprentices and Journeyman Lineworkers

11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Indoor Vendor Expo: Connect with industry experts and learn about their latest products and services

11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Rodeo Registration & Sales: Registration for apprentice, journeyman teams, judges, and auditors.

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Judges and Auditors Meeting (Mandatory Event): Judges and auditors must register prior to attending this meeting. Judges will proceed to the Apprentice Written Test after this meeting.

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Apprentice Written Test Event: Apprentices must register prior to this event and arrive by 4:00 p.m. for the test.

Saturday, March 26

The rodeo competition takes place at 5001 Killingsworth Lane, Pflugerville, TX 76880. The rodeo awards banquet takes place at the Hilton Austin. 

7:30 a.m.: Opening Ceremony

8:00 a.m.: 2022 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo Competition

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Outdoor Lineworkers Rodeo Vendor Expo

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Written Test Chief Event Judge Available for Q&A

6:00 p.m.: Rodeo Awards Banquet (Tickets Required): Competitors, judges, volunteers, families, and guests are invited to celebrate the Rodeo winners and participants at the Hilton Austin.


Back to Rodeo Agenda

Courses:

  • Arc Flash Hazard Awareness for Lineworkers
  • Working On and Around Exposed Energized Equipment
  • Understanding and Applying Equipotential Grounding Principles

Apprentice Events:

  • 90-degree Crossarm Relocation
  • Double Dead-End Bell Change Out
  • Hurtman Rescue
  • Pole Top Pin Change Out
  • Written Test

Journeyman Events:

  • 4kV Crossarm Change Out
  • Hurtman Rescue
  • Obstacle Course
  • Suspension Insulator Change Out
  • Transformer Banking

Training Courses

Arc Flash Hazard Awareness For Lineworkers $75

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Employee training is the single most important safety aspect before and after the identification of arc flash hazards regarding your equipment and facilities. The arc flash hazard assessment is just the beginning to a comprehensive employee training process though.

Topics include:

  • Arc flash: overview of codes and regulations (OSHA, NESC and NFPA 70E)
  • Arc flash SOP overview and discussion
  • Safety controls
  • Arc flash mitigation and best practices
  • Real-life accident reviews
  • Job briefings
  • Proper selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

Instructor: Cody Raveling, Training Center Coordinator and JTS Instructor, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association

Understanding and Applying Equipotential Grounding Principles $75

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Learn about various aspects of equipotential grounding including terminology used, what an equipotential zone is, how to set up an equipotential zone, and the benefits of using equipotential grounding for safety. Hear the facts of equipotential grounding, along with who it protects and how it protects them.

Topics include:

  • Equipotential grounding terminology
  • How equipotential grounding affects lineworker safety
  • Theory behind how equipotential grounding works
  • Why we do it this way

Instructor: Craig Batchelor, Senior Safety and Training Specialist, ElectriCities of N.C.

Working On and Around Exposed Energized Equipment $75

10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

As a lineworker, you are often working on and around exposed energized equipment - many times during an outage, where you may be rushed or encounter unforeseen distractions. With this hard-hitting class, we will drill down into best work practices when working around energized equipment and review your utilities work methods and processes. 

Topics include:

  • Employee training overview
  • Employee re-training overview
  • Qualified employee overview
  • Employee demonstration of proficiency
  • Work practices and best practices
  • Safety practices overview
  • Minimum approach distance and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Incident reviews

Instructor: James Monroe, Lead Apprenticeship Trainer and JTS Instructor, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association


Apprentice Events

90-degree Crossarm Relocation

The apprentice will relocate a wooden 8-foot arm 90 degrees from its original location. 

Mean Time: 8 min  Drop Dead Time: 12 min

Event Overview
Event Specs

Event Pictures


Double Dead-End Bell Change Out

This event will require the apprentices to wear their rubber gloves ground to ground. The construction Spec will be 2 phases with a jumper across the top of the cross arm and tied in on an insulator. The apprentice will be able to choose which two out of the four dead-end bells they want to change. They must be on the same side of the pole and opposite sides of the cross arm. It is required that the apprentices tell the judge which two dead-end bells they plan to change out.

Mean Time: 8 min  Drop Dead Time: 12 min

Event Overview
Event Specs

Event Pictures


Hurtman Rescue

This event will be simulating the rescue of an injured worker. Construction will consist of an 8’ wooden crossarm mounted on a 40’ wood pole. The neutral spool will be 8’ down from the center of the crossarm. Time starts at the judge’s signal with apprentice standing at least an arm’s length from pole in any direction.  Note: The lineman’s belt, hooks and rubber gloves in bag will be lying on the ground at arm’s length from the pole. (You may tool up bare handed)

Mean Time: 4 min  Drop Dead Time:  6 min

Event Overview
Event Specs

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Pole Top Pin Insulator Change Out

This event will consist of changing out the pole top insulator that is tied in with a preform wrap-lock with a rubber grommet. The apprentice will begin the event with their belt and hooks on. Rubber gloves will be required ground to ground (leather gloves will be appropriate until the apprentice begins their ascent). The apprentice must raise and lower all material in a bag attached to the handline.

Mean Time: 5 min  Drop Dead Time: 7 min

Event Overview
Event Specs

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Written Test

The written test is a timed 20-minute test given annually to encourage safety at all times when working in the field and during competitions, such as the Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo. This written test event takes place on Friday afternoon before the Saturday field events. Competitors should bring their scorebook with them to the test.

Drop Dead Time: 20 min

Event Overview

Questions

For event-specific questions, visit the FAQs page.

For general Rodeo questions, contact [email protected].


Journeyman Events

4kV Crossarm Change Out

Teams will be replacing an 8-foot fiberglass crossarm and insulators. The three phase conductors #2 AAAC are considered energized at 4kV. The center phase will be mounted on a pole top pin at the top of the pole. A complete set of all necessary hardware will be available on the ground at each event pole. The new crossarm and insulators will be assembled after time starts. Competitors will replace existing crossarm with new equipment and re-secure conductors with new wrap-lock ties. All insulators must be removed from crossarm and pins must be removed from the insulators with the nut/square washers back on the stud bolts before the event is considered complete.

Mean Time: 10 min  Drop Dead Time: 15 min

Event Overview
Event Specs

Event Pictures

Hurtman Rescue

This team event will be run one time with all three team members participating to rescue the hurtman. Teams have 5 minutes to set up and ask questions. The switch (cutout) feeding the transformer must be opened before the climber can step onto the pole. It will be opened from the ground using an extendo stick and rubber gloves. The stick must be off the ground and the body anytime it is touching anything energized. The climber must wear rubber gloves ground to ground. Lineman will split handline and loop bottom part of the handline around mannequin's legs. Then take the rope under mannequin's arms and tie three half hitches (the splice cannot be part of the knot). Once the mannequin has been tied off the climber will utilize the Buckingham "OX Block" with a minimum of one full wrap or two clicks on the fiction bar. The mannequin can then be lowered to the ground while the third member of the team uses the bottom part of the handline ties to the mannequin's legs to pull mannequin on to the tarp. You must attempt to keep the mannequin off of the pole and hardware. There will be NO gigs for incidental contact of the mannequin on the pole, neutral or service provided the tag man is making an honest attempt. The mannequin must land with all of this body on the tarp provided, and he must hit the ground gently as if it were a real person. A 10x10 tarp will be provided and placed 5' from pole centered under switch. If facing the switch, the OX Block will be caught off right above the bracket and to the right side. 

Mean Time: 4 min  Drop Dead Time: 6 min

Event Overview
Event Specs

Event Pictures

Obstacle Course

This is a de-energized event. The first climber will climb a 40’ pole equipped with three (3) eight (8) foot cross arms. The first cross arm will be mounted at 22’ and equipped with a drop in pin with a polymer insulator. The second cross arm will be mounted at 28’ and equipped with a polymer dead end insulator attached to the arm with a 5/8” eye bolt. The top cross arm will be mounted at 33’ and will be equipped with a 100 amp fused cut-out attached with an L bracket. The climber is required to stop at each arm and relocate the arm mounted device to the opposite end of the arm. When the first climber has both feet on the ground and un-buckled, the second climber will climb the pole and relocate each device back to the other end of the arm. Once both climbers have relocated the equipment and the last climber has both feet on the ground and removed the fall arrest device from the pole, the ground person will have to open the barrel in the cut-out with a fiberglass extension stick. The barrel must be brought down and touched by the ground person, and then fuse barrel must be replaced in the cut out and closed. Time stops when the ground person has properly stored the stick in the retracted position. The first climber must carry a handline up and can leave the handline attached to the top of the pole for the second climber. The second climber is required to railroad the handline when they have completed all the work and are descending the pole.

Mean Time: 12 min  Drop Dead Time: 18 min

Event Overview
Event Specs

Event Pictures

Suspension Insulator Change Out

The object of this event is to change out two Polymer Suspension Insulators on load side of the cut outs mounted on an 8’ cross arm. Teams must equipotential ground the load side conductor before they can replace the Polymer Suspension Insulators. Teams must verbally acknowledge opening (dropping load on Cut outs) and verbally closing or picking up load on cut outs.

Mean Time: 10 min  Drop Dead Time: 15 min

Event Overview
Event Specs

Event Pictures

Transformer Banking

The team will be required to hook-up a 5 wire bank that can supply single-phase 120/240 and three-phase 120/208 secondary voltages with a 0-degree angular displacement. The pole will be three-phase straight line (C1) 12kV construction on an 8 ft. wooden cross-arm.  However, this will be new construction with no possibility of becoming energized; leather gloves are acceptable.

Mean Time: 12 min  Drop Dead Time:  18 min

Event Overview
Event Specs

Event Pictures

Questions

For event-specific questions, visit the FAQs page.

For general Rodeo questions, contact [email protected].


Awards Banquet Sponsors

The Rodeo competition is open only to APPA member public power utilities.

Competitor registration includes registration for each competitor (each team member and/or apprentice), event t-shirt, and banquet ticket. Banquet ticket includes admission to awards ceremony, dinner, and two drink tickets for each competitor. Judges accompanying a team to receive the "Journeyman Team with Judge" discount should register as a part of the team during the registration process. Judges not accompanying a team should register using the "Volunteer: Judge or Auditor" ticket. 

Registration is available HERE.

Please note that you must be logged in to register for the Rodeo.

Important Dates

Registration Opens: January 12, 2022

Final Registration Deadline: March 4, 2022

FAQ Submission Deadline: March 11, 2022

Prices

Apprentice

$250

Journeyman Team w/Judge $500
Journeyman Team w/o Judge $600
Training Course Registration (per course) $75
Rodeo Banquet Table* $210
Adult Banquet Ticket $60
Child Banquet Ticket $25
Volunteer Banquet Ticket** $30


* The purchase of a Rodeo Banquet Table does not include any Banquet Tickets required for admission. Each table seats up to 8 individuals, and each person must have his/her own ticket for admission. 

** Please note that only General Volunteers must buy a Volunteer Banquet Ticket. Judges and Auditors are provided one free banquet ticket.

Training Courses

Courses are open to journeymen and apprentice lineworkers from the Association's member utilities. Additional information about the available training courses is available at the Training Course page. 

Banquet Purchases

  • Banquet Tables: The Association offers Rodeo participants the opportunity to reserve a table at the Rodeo Awards Banquet on Saturday night. All reserved tables will be assigned and labeled with the utility’s name. There are 8 chairs at each table, and a table purchase does NOT include banquet tickets for admission. The Association strongly recommends that table orders be placed as early as possible as quantities are limited and we cannot guarantee availability. All banquet tables must be reserved before February 18. 
  • Banquet Tickets: Rodeo attendees may choose to purchase additional banquet tickets for colleagues, family, and friends. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase; as such, the Association recommends purchasing tickets in advance. Banquet tickets include a meal, two drink tickets (Adult tickets only), a seat for the Rodeo awards ceremony, and entertainment. Note that all competitors, judges, and auditors receive a banquet ticket as a part of their event registration. Additional banquet tickets purchases will be available at the “Sales” area during the Rodeo Registration and Expo onsite at the Rodeo grounds in the General Information tent on Saturday, March 26.

Volunteers

There are two main options for volunteering at the Rodeo:

  • General Volunteers
  • Judges/Auditors

General Volunteers

Provide support with tasks such as registering teams, assisting with sales, setup, and general information, and providing support on-site at the Rodeo (including parking management, helping with children's activities, assisting with sales and information stations, etc.). Participation of volunteers from the host utility, their community partners, and members of the public power community from across the country is essential to the success of this event. Volunteers are needed on Thursday, March 24; Friday, March 25; and Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Judges and Auditors

Judges and Auditors are specialized volunteers.

Judges for the journeyman and apprentice events must have experience with linework and/or judging similar events in the past. Judges must attend a meeting at the Hilton Austin in the afternoon on Friday (3/25/2022), proctor the Apprentice Written Test in the afternoon on Friday (3/25/2022) at the Hilton Austin, and judge events during the Rodeo on Saturday (3/26/2022) at the Rodeo grounds. You will be required to be on the Rodeo field from 7 am to approximately 3 pm.

Auditors are stationed at a specific competition event during the Rodeo on Saturday, March 26 to provide instructions to each team and/or apprentice upon arriving at that event using a script. They may also check all competitors in and out at each specific event by time-stamping their rotation schedule and confirming that their score sheet has been filled out correctly. Scripts and guidelines are provided for Auditors. Auditors are only needed on Saturday (3/26/2022) at the Rodeo grounds, but must attend a mandatory in-person meeting on Friday (3/26/2022) at the Hilton Austin. This meeting gives you an opportunity to ask your event judge any questions you may have about the event in advance. You will be required to be on the Rodeo field from 7 am to approximately 3 pm.

Hotel

The 2022 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo will take place at the Hilton hotel in downtown Austin. 

The Hilton Austin
500 East 4th Street
Austin, Texas  78701

At the center of Downtown, Austin’s tallest hotel rises 31 stories over one of downtown’s quieter blocks. The entire eighth floor is a 16,000-square-foot health club with an outdoor saltwater pool with views of the city, steam room and sauna, and state of the art gym with views of UT's stadium. The onsite Finn and Porter restaurant is an excellent option for steak or sushi. The property is attached to the Austin Convention Center, is short walk to the East Sixth Street nightlife, and less than a mile from the picturesque Rainey Street Historic District.

Reservations

  • Online Reservation Link: https://book.passkey.com/go/APPAEngineeringOps
  • Main Phone: 512-482-8000 
  • Reservation Phone: 800-236-1592
  • Group Rate: $289 (Single/Double) per night (plus 8.25% sales tax and 17% occupancy tax)
  • Group Code: APPA 
  • Reservation Cut-off Date: March 2

Logistics 

  • Check in: 3 p.m. Check out: Noon
  • Parking: $37/self-parking; $46/valet
  • Internet access: Complimentary wireless internet in sleeping rooms

Reservations & Cancellations

The cut-off date to receive the group rate March 2, 2022. The room block may sell out before March 2, so early reservations are encouraged. Make your reservations directly with the hotel using the links or telephone numbers above.

Scam Alert

Please do NOT make hotel reservations through any third party that may contact you by phone or email. Use only the online reservation links, phone numbers, and discount codes available directly from APPA —in conference brochures and the website at www.PublicPower.org

Contact Us

Registration/Hotel 
[email protected]
202-467-2978

Program/Content
[email protected]
202-467-2921

Sponsorship/Expo
[email protected]
202-467-2926

Billing
[email protected]
Phone: 202-467-2967


COVID-19 Safety Protocols

The safety of those attending the American Public Power Association (APPA) 2022 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo is our top priority. We are partnering with the hotel, have talked to local health officials, and are applying lessons-learned from other associations to ensure we follow all the best practices for safely hosting in-person meetings in the current environment. We are relying on everyone to do their part to keep themselves and everyone else safe during the conference.

Below are some of the steps we are taking to ensure the safety of all meeting participants, and our expectations for all conference participants. All participants must agree to abide by these standards before they will be permitted to attend the conference. 

What attendees must do

When you register

All participants must agree to abide by APPA's safety protocols before registering for the conference. Your registration implies your consent to adhere to these standards. 

These protocols may include wearing a mask at all times in public areas; engaging in appropriate physical distancing and hygiene practices; submitting to daily health screenings and temperature checks; and not attending the conference if you are ill, actively experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Safety protocols (including mask requirements) will be updated as the situation evolves and will be communicated to all participants before the event. 

Pre-Event Health Assessment 

Registrants will be asked to complete a self-assessment prior to traveling to the event. Participants do not need to submit a separate form; but we ask all attendees to honestly answer these questions to help us protect all conference attendees, staff, and the local community. 

  1. Have you had any of the following NEW or UNUSUAL-FOR-YOU symptoms within the past 72 hours? 
    • Fever of 100.4 degrees or above, or possible fever-like symptoms such as alternating chills and sweating.
    • Frequent cough (not a chronic cough or your normal seasonal allergies)
    • Trouble breathing, shortness of breath, or severe wheezing 
    • Muscle or body aches that are not exercise related
    • Sore throat
    • New loss of smell or taste 
    • Headache
  2. Have you, or anyone in your household or group, tested positive or are awaiting test results for COVID-19?
  3. Do you, or anyone in your household or group, have the symptoms of COVID-19 as listed above?
  4. Are you currently subject to a stay-at-home order from your doctor or state or local requirements to quarantine, isolate, or stay at home? 

If you answer YES to any of these questions, please STAY AT HOME. Please send your cancellation request to [email protected].

COVID Test Recommended 

We are recommending (not requiring) all participants get a COVID test 3 days before the conference; and again 3 days after returning home. 

Anyone who tests positive before the conference should stay home. If anyone tests positive after the conference, they should email Amy Rigney-Gay, APPA’s Vice President of Human Resources & Administration, at [email protected] to confidentially report so we can try to conduct contact tracing.

On-site Safety Protocols

The safety of all conference participants is our top priority. All conference participants must: 

  1. Follow APPA mask policy (if masks are deemed required for this event). 
  2. Adhere to CDC, and state and local guidance before and during the event. 
  3. Complete the health check-in each day before entering the APPA meeting space (see below).
  4. Sign in at your table at each session you attend.
  5. Engage in appropriate physical distancing and hygiene practices.
  6. Be respectful of all other attendees and their comfort levels.
  7. Not attend the event if you are ill, actively experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have recently been in close contact with someone who is experiencing COVID symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19.
  8. Notify APPA’s Vice President of Human Resources & Administration at [email protected] if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after returning home.

On-site Daily Health Check-in

Each day of the conference, all participants will be required to complete a short health questionnaire, as many of us do when we come into the office. No medical tests are required; APPA will not ask for any medical records, test results, or proof of vaccination. 

The daily health check-in will be a simple online form, asking participants to self-certify that: 

  • You are not currently experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms that can't be explained by something else;
  • You have not recently come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms; and 
  • You are continuing to follow CDC and local guidance. 

Participants must complete the daily health check-in before entering the APPA meeting space. A link will be emailed to attendees in advance, and will be available through the conference mobile app.

Show your completion screen when you arrive at the meeting space each morning to receive a colored wristband. 

  • When you complete the questionnaire, you will get a screen telling you to proceed to the meeting. Simply show this screen on your mobile device to verify you have completed your daily check in.
  • If you aren't able to show your completion screen, someone will look you up by name to verify you have completed your check-in. 

Your wristband is required for entry into all APPA sessions and activities. It also confers in-and-out privileges; once you receive your wristband for the day, you can enter and exit the APPA meeting space freely just by showing your wristband.

What we are doing

Personal Safety

APPA will take the following steps to ensure the health and safety of all meeting participants:

  • All participants (including attendees, speakers, sponsors, guests and staff) will agree to and be required to follow safety protocols put in place by APPA.
  • All participants must complete a daily health questionnaire before entering the meeting space. Attendees will receive a wristband confirming they have completed the daily check in so they may enter/exit the meeting space without having to complete it again on that day.
  • Masks are required in all APPA meeting areas and at official APPA functions, except when eating or drinking.

Meeting experience

APPA is examining every aspect of the in-person meeting experience to ensure we are taking all appropriate precautions to protect the safety of participants, including:

  • Modifying room seating and event layouts to allow for social distancing.
  • Redesigning networking opportunities to accommodate social distancing while still facilitating meaningful conversations and exchanges.
  • Holding networking events outdoors, whenever possible. 
  • Making changes at our registration desk to alleviate congestion and reduce contact points.
  • During sessions, Q&A will be administered through the conference mobile app (instead of shared microphones). 
  • APPA may employ assigned seating, queued entrances, or timed entrance and exits of meeting rooms to manage crowd control and accommodate room capacity limits, according to state or local mandates. 

Cleaning and hygiene 

APPA is working with the hotel to ensure the cleanliness of the meeting facilities. 

  • APPA will develop and institute a cleaning and sanitizing schedule with the hotel that meets the specific needs of the conference and our attendees. 
  • High-touch surfaces within the meeting space will be cleaned multiple times a day.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned throughout the meeting space.
  • Additional hygienic supplies, including disinfectant wipes, gloves, and disposable masks, will be made available to attendees. 
  • APPA is working with the hotel to ensure all hotel culinary and banquet team members adhere to strict guidelines for the preparation, handling and serving of food & beverages. 
  • APPA will keep attendees updated on the hotel’s COVID related practices and protocols.  

Questions?

Contact us at [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is the next Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo?

The 2022 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo will take place March 25-26, 2022 in Austin, TX. We look forward to seeing you!

To ask a question about the rodeo events, please complete this survey


Rodeo Policies

General Rodeo Rules 

Fall Arrest

Code of Conduct


Rodeo FAQs

Event pictures will updated once the Rodeo grounds are built. It is also possible that event descriptions and specs may be updated as well. Notification of modifications will be listed here for your convenience. 

What class of rubber gloves is required?

  • Class 2 rubber gloves.

What are the rules on long cuff leather gloves for ground hands during rodeo events?

  • The rule has been relaxed by removing the verbiage that required a specific length of gauntlet on the work gloves. The general rule states that work gloves must be worn while working on the ground and/or any event where rubber gloves are not required. See General Rules #3, #18and 2 Point Deductions #21 and #22.

Does the Rodeo provide any tools or equipment?

  • The competitor must supply all equipment and tools.

Can the handline be hung on the arm?

  • Yes, the handline can be hung on the arm.

Can the nose bag be hung on the belt?

  • No, the nose bag cannot be hung on the belt.

Can your own nose bag be used for every event?

  • Yes, a lineworker's own nose bags can be used for every event.

Apprentice Event FAQs

 


Journeyman Event FAQs