The 33rd Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016, in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Rokstad Power is sending two teams along with two apprentices to compete in the exciting event.
The Lineman’s Rodeo attracts the best lineman from around the world to compete in events based on traditional lineman tasks. The first Lineman’s Rodeo was held in September 1984, with twelve participating teams from Kansas and Missouri. The Rodeo has grown now to over 200 teams and more than 200 apprentices that come to compete. The show’s organizers, Transmission & Distribution World Magazine, say this this is the largest one yet with the Safety Expo already sold out.
The two teams attending from Rokstad Power include team leaders Chris Elkie and Scott O’Laney. Also competing are:
- Team Captain Mark Grant, with Kyle Elkie and Steve McKenna
- Team Captain Ryan Sanders, with Jay Skjeie and Colby Cooper
- Apprentices Adam Klazinga and Max Shears
Rokstad Power is also sponsoring two of the events at the Rodeo, the Apprentice Hurt Man Rescue and one of the Journeymen Mystery Events.
Kansas City Power & Light and Westar Energy are the host utility.
Take a look at highlights from last year’s Rodeo on our Facebook Page.