Lineworkers Rodeo Planning Meeting

The ultimate venue for public power lineworkers to demonstrate their skill and knowledge while competing for professional recognition.
September 10, 2019
Arlington, Virginia

2020 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo Planning Meeting

It's time to start planning the 2020 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Kansas City, Kansas. In preparation for this annual event, the Association will host its planning meeting at our offices located in Arlington, VA on September 10, 2019. Meeting attendees will draft event descriptions, choose chief and master judges, and discuss logistics for the 2020 Lineworkers Rodeo. All field supervisors, lineworkers, past judges, competitors, and any other utility members are invited to participate. 

Registration for the Planning Meeting is now open.

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 2018 Awards Banquet.

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

2020 Rodeo Planning Meeting Agenda

8:00 - 10:50 am Welcome and Rodeo Host Presentations

10:50 - 11:30 am Training Course Selection

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Lunch

12:00 - 4:00 pm Committee Breakouts

4:00 pm Meeting Adjourns


Back to Rodeo Agenda


Apprentice Events:

Journeyman Events:

Training Courses

2020 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo Training Courses will be decided during our planning meeting on September 10, 2019.

Apprentice Events

2020 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo Apprentice events will be decided during our planning meeting on September 10, 2019.


For event-specific questions, visit the FAQs page.

For general Rodeo questions, contact [email protected].

Journeyman Events

2020 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo Journeyman events will be decided during our planning meeting on September 10, 2019.


For event-specific questions, visit the FAQs page.

For general Rodeo questions, contact [email protected].



Registration for the 2020 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo Planning Meeting is available here or on the banner above. 


2020 Rodeo Planning Meeting Hotel

September 9-11, 2019

Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway 
Arlington, VA 22202
1 (800) 323-7249

The closest hotel to Reagan National Airport is also the most convenient. With panoramic view of the nation's most iconic monuments and direct access to Crystal City Metro Station, guests can enjoy all Washington, D.C., has to offer. Home to the city's largest meeting space, Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport offers the perfect destination for work or play.

Group Rates: $265 (single/double) per night, plus 13.25 sales tax

Check-In: 3 pm

Check-Out: Noon

Parking: Valet Parking Only - $45 a day with in-and-out privileges

Internet Access: Complimentary wireless High-Speed Internet connection in sleeping rooms

Reservation Cut-off Date: August 15, 2019

Reservation Telephone: 1(888) 591-1234

Group Code: G-POWE

Online Reservation Link: https://bit.ly/2FwIyP5

Hotel Reservations & Cancellation Policy

The cut-off date to receive the group rate (plus tax) is Thursday, August 15, 2019. If rooms remain in the block after the cut-off date, the group rate will be honored. If not, you may be charged a higher rate. The room block may sell out prior to August 15th, so early reservations are encouraged. For individual reservations call 1(888) 591-1234 and reference "American Public Power Association" or make your reservation online at https://bit.ly/2FwIyP5

Cancelled reservations that are not resold may become a financial liability for the association, so please make your reservations thoughtfully. If you require additional assistance with housing please contact Meeting Services at 202-467-2941 or [email protected] 

Hotel Reservations Alert

Please do NOT make hotel reservations through any third party that may contact you by phone or email. Some Association members have been contacted by a third party claiming to represent the Association and offering assistance with hotel reservations. No such third party is affiliated with the Association or authorized to represent us. Attendees are encouraged to only use the online reservation links, phone numbers, and discount codes available directly from the Association, on our conference brochures and on the Association's website for each event.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is the next Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo?

April 17-18, 2020
Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City, Missouri

At this time, the FAQ process for the 2019 Rodeo is now closed. Competitors will have a chance to ask brief questions of the judges at the Rodeo before each event. 

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.

Apprentice Event FAQs


    Journeyman Event FAQs