Line Life Podcast: 2023 Lineman's Rodeo Week, Part 1: Competitors and Supporters

Oct. 20, 2023
This podcast episode features live interviews with journeymen lineworkers, apprentices and supporters.

The 2023 International Lineman's Rodeo shattered records across the board with 1,316 competitors, 292 teams, 440 apprentices, 541 judges and 100 volunteers. To bring to life the coverage from the event, we conducted live interviews in our T&D World booth at the Lineman's Expo. 

Everyone from line kids to competitors and event judges stopped by our booth to share their stories about why they were participating in the Lineman's Rodeo Week.

Part 1 features interviews with competitors, spectators and supporters, while Part 2, which will air in November 2023, will focus on the line families and the Climbin for Kids fundraiser. We'll also feature future episodes on Prime Power's training program for military lineworkers and with David Mendonca, the host of the Show Up Dad podcast. 

To listen to the October 2023 episode, which is sponsored by Huskie Tools, click on this link. If you have a suggestion for a future guest or a comment on this episode, email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you. 

To see who is highlighted in Part 1, check out the photo gallery. View the video to see all of the lineworkers and supporters who stopped by the T&D World Booth at the Lineman's Expo to participate in the Line Life Podcast live recording session. 

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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