• International Lineman’s Rodeo & Expo 2016


      NEW THIS YEAR: APPRENTICE WRITTEN TEST WILL BE ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 14 FROM 1:30-5:00PM AT THE OVERLAND PARK CONVENTION CENTER

      The 33rd Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo will be held on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Kansas City Power & Light and Westar Energy are the host utility.

      The 33rd Annual International Awards Banquet will be held Saturday evening, October 15th at the Overland Park Convention Center located at 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS.

      The International Lineman’s Rodeo Expo ’16 will be held October 13th and 14th at the Overland Park Convention Center located at 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS.

      The 2016 International Lineman’s Rodeo Safety & Training Conference will be October 12-13th at the Overland Park Convention Center. Organizers want to expand their commitment to promote work safe practices that help improve the safe performance of line work by offering all attendees the opportunity to come hear from industry experts on safety issues and hot topics evolving in the industry. Free to all attendees. Sign up today!

      The 2016 Team and Apprentice Events will be as follows:

      Team Events Apprentice Events
      Hurtman Rescue Apprentice Written Test
      Pole Climb Hurtman Rescue
      (2) Mystery Events Pole Climb
      (2) Mystery Events

      The Lineman’s Rodeo attracts the best linemen from around the world to compete in events based on traditional lineman tasks and skills. The first Lineman’s Rodeo was held in September 1984, with twelve participating teams from Kansas and Missouri. The Rodeo has grown to over 200 teams and 250 apprentices.

      The 2016 International Lineman’s Rodeo registration information for teams, apprentices and judges will be posted to this web site in May each year. We are asking that you volunteer (1) judge for every (3) participants sponsored by your organization.

      Example: If you enter (2) 3-man teams and (6) apprentices for a total of 12 participants, we ask that you supply (4) judges.

      We cannot have a successful rodeo without a sufficient number of judges for each event.

      We appreciate your support and hope your participation is a rewarding experience. THANK YOU!!