PG&E Employee working on a power line

Don’t miss this thrilling, fun family event!

May 20, 2023, 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 2023 Annual International Lineman's Rodeo & Expo! Top finishers from PG&E will travel to Overland Park, Kansas to compete in October!

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 1.

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.


The Rodeo Committee invites you to participate by displaying items that will be of interest to attendees. If your company supplies PG&E-approved hand tools, lineman supplies, clothing or other products used by Utilities, we welcome you to register by emailing In past years we have held an event-wide raffle, but this year we will leave raffles to the vendors and their individual booths. You will not need to bring your own tents. One tent, one 6’ table and 2 chairs will be provided with each booth. The tents are 10 x 10 “easy ups.”

Activity Sponsorship will be around areas such as refreshments and the kids’ activity area. In addition, $500 from the Gold Sponsorship will be used as a scholarship. The scholarships will be presented to selected volunteers from the Northwest Lineman College during the awards ceremony, with recognition of the donor as well.

For anything other than a standard tent display or the need for special accommodations, please contact Tim Rosser at 916-212-7165.

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