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Don’t miss this thrilling, fun family event!

May 21, 2022, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
PG&E Livermore Training Center
7205 National Drive
Livermore, CA 94550

Watch some of the world's best Linemen and Apprentice Linemen show off their skills. Rodeo events include pole climbs, hurt-man rescues, and live-line tool expertise. As usual, safety comes first. The quickest—and safest—linemen win.

What’s at stake? A shot at the 2022 Annual International Lineman's Rodeo & Expo! Top finishers from PG&E will travel to Overland Park, Kansas to compete in October!

Want to be a competitor, judge or sponsor/vendor? Email

Calling all competitors: Linemen teams and apprentices

Do you have what it takes to make your company and your union proud? Teams and apprentices are encouraged to register now! The deadline to apply is May 2.

Teams must include two Qualified Electrical Workers (QEWs). A QEW, Miscellaneous Equipment Operator (MEO) or Apprentice can complete the teams. Note that your team ground person cannot climb during an event.

Teams will compete in:Apprentices will compete in:

Hurt Man Rescue

Apprentice Exam

Pole Climb

Hurt Man Rescue

Mystery Event 1

Pole Climb

Mystery Event 2

Apprentice Mystery Event 1

Apprentice Mystery Event 2

Your judges are volunteers who are or have been qualified linemen.


We need JUDGES!! This event requires 55 to 65 judges. All current and former journeyman linemen qualify! Just complete the application. You'll receive a confirmation email with more information.


Reserve exhibit space at the Rodeo through a sponsorship: Bronze ($500), Silver ($1,000) or Gold ($2,000). The application deadline is May 2. Your sponsorship will help underwrite food, refreshments, kids' activities and items for the Rodeo's raffle. $500 from each Gold sponsorship will be awarded as a scholarship for the Northwest Lineman College. The scholarships will be presented during the awards ceremony with recognition of the donor.

In addition, if your company is a supplier of hand tools, lineman supplies, clothing or other items a lineman or attending families might enjoy, the committee would greatly appreciate your product donations for the raffle.

Sponsorship Package Details





Includes tent, 6’ table, two chairs, and lunch

Bronze Package + Single Activity Sponsorship (name and logo on signage)

Bronze Package + Scholarship Donation (presented during awards with recognition of donor)

Exhibit setup starts at 6 a.m. All vehicles must be out of the booth area by 7:30 a.m. One 10 x 10 easy-up tent, one 6’ table, two chairs and lunch for two will be provided with each booth. For anything other than a standard tent display, or if you need special accommodations, please email us at