The 32nd Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo will be held on Saturday, October 17th, 2015 in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Kansas City Power & Light and Westar Energy are the host utility.
The 32nd Annual International Awards Banquet will be held Saturday evening, October 17th at the Overland Park Convention Center located at 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS.
The International Lineman’s Rodeo Expo ’15 will be held October 15th and 16th at the Overland Park Convention Center located at 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS.
The 2015 International Lineman’s Rodeo Safety & Training Conference will be October 14-15th 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 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.
2015 EXPO LOCATION
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211
RODEO GROUNDS LOCATION
National Agriculture Center and Hall of Fame
Bonner Springs, KS
Over 3000 people from across the United States and around the world attend and compete in the International Lineman’s Rodeo each year. No other event in the world offers exhibitors such a unique 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.