2021 Lineman's Rodeo Week: T-Shirt Trade Tradition

Oct. 21, 2021
Linemen swapped hats and shirts before the start of the Lineman's BBQ.

The International Lineman's Rodeo, which started as a small competition for linemen, has grown into a multi-day, family-friendly event for the line trade.

For the linemen, one of the highlights of Rodeo Week is T-Shirt Trade Night. Before the annual Lineman's BBQ, linemen and their families stuff their duffle bags and backpacks full of shirts and hats to swap with their brothers and sisters in the trade. Oftentimes, these shirts feature a regional flavor, and they all show the linemen's pride in line work. 

Here are some of our favorite designs from the 2021 Trade Night. If you have a photo that you want for us to add to this gallery, please email it to Field Editor Amy Fischbach. Also, to see the Trade Night in action, check out the short video clip below. 

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