Ice cream truck at the event

Come to this fun family event in July!

Saturday, July 29, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
PG&E Livermore Training Center
7205 National Drive
Livermore, CA

Join us in July to view some of the world’s most talented Linemen and Apprentice Linemen show their skills. They’ll climb poles, work with live-line tools and perform a simulated rescue. Safety is the most important factor for each event. Linemen who perform safely and quickly, win! Top teams and apprentices will go on to compete in the 34th Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo in Kansas City.

Interested in participating as a competitor, judge or sponsor/vendor? Sign up by July 1 under the Registration tab.

Bring the kids

Besides the exciting linemen events, we’ll have a rock climbing wall, face painting, a prize wheel, a petting zoo, tool displays, free snow cones and more.

Plus, immediately following the competition, there’ll be a helicopter long-line demonstration you won’t want to miss.

Just show up and enjoy

No tickets or sign-up are required.

  • Admission is free.
  • Lunch is provided free of charge. Pick up lunch tickets at the registration booth.

2017 West Cost Lineman's Rodeo

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2017 West Cost Lineman's Rodeo


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Competitors: Linemen teams, apprentices and pre-apprentices

Got what it takes to do your company and your union proud? Teams and apprentices are encouraged to sign up. The application deadline is July 1.

Teams must include two Qualified Electrical Workers (QEWs). The third team member may be a QEW, a Miscellaneous Equipment Operator (MEO) or an Apprentice. A Pre-Apprentice may not be a member of a team. Note that your team groundperson cannot climb during an event.

Teams will compete in:Apprentices will compete in:Pre-Apprentices will compete in:

Hurt Man Rescue

Apprentice Exam

Pre-Apprentice Exam

Pole Climb

Hurt Man Rescue

Knots & Handline

Mystery Event 1

Pole Climb

Pre-Apprentice Mystery Event 1

Mystery Event 2

Apprentice Mystery Event 1


Apprentice Mystery Event 2


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


We’re looking for (quite a) few good judges. If you are or have been a journeyman lineman, you qualify! Just complete the application by July 1. We’ll send you a confirmation email with event details and judges’ information.


Reserve exhibit space at the Rodeo through a sponsorship: Bronze ($500), Silver ($1000) or Gold ($2000). The application deadline is July 1. 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