Families Cheer on Linemen at 2018 Rodeo

Oct. 20, 2018
Linemen's loved ones supported the competitors at the 2018 Rodeo

Due to the nature of the job, linemen often have to work long hours away from their families. Because they can't bring their children to the job sites, their families rarely get to see what their loved ones do for a living. The International Lineman's Rodeo, however, allows apprentices and journeymen linemen to showcase their skills in front of their friends and families. 

Oftentimes, competitor's entire families will travel--sometimes great distances--to Kansas City to support their favorite competitors. The following photo gallery is dedicated to these families, who support their linemen even when they're away from home and working in severe weather to keep the lights on. 

About the Author

Amy Fischbach | Amy Fischbach, EUO Contributing Editor

Amy Fischbach is the contributing editor for the Electric Utility Operations section of Transmission and Distribution World. She worked for Prism Business Media (now Penton) for eight years, most recently as the managing editor of Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro magazine. She is now working as a freelance writer and editor for B2B magazines. Amy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.She serves as the national vice president of the American Society of Business Publication Editors. She can be reached at [email protected].

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