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.
Over 3000 people from across the United States and around the world attend and compete in the International Lineman’s Rodeo each year.
International Lineman’s Rodeo Safety & Training Conference
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
The rodeo is held at the National Agriculture Center and Hall of Fame - Bonner Springs, KS
After 30 years, the International Lineman’s Rodeo & Expo still proves to be the industry’s most valued premier event of its kind for the electric utility industry. As an exhibitor, your company and the products it produces won’t want to miss being part of this truly unique event. No other event in the world offers exhibitors a niche arena in which to interact with the world’s top electric utility linemen, foremen, superintendents, training, safety and management personnel.
Thirty years ago, in 1984, a very small group of individuals including Tom White, the President of TWSCO, a linework materials vendor, Dale Warman, a supervisor for Kansas City Power and Light, and Charlie Young, a supervisor for Southwest Line Construction organized the first ever National Lineman’s rodeo. The primary purposes of the event then as now was to help maintain a focus on safety and safe work practices, to provide a forum for the public to better understand and recognize the technical craft skills the linemen have, and to provide an opportunity for the professionals craftspeople in the linework trade to receive recognition for their skills. One other purpose has always been for the participants to have fun while sharing work knowledge with others in their trade from different companies and different parts of the country.