Brandon Warnke, a UCEC journeyman line worker, mentoring Tayden Wells a summer intern.

Linemen Compete at the Super Bowl of Rodeos

Oct. 21, 2018
Apprentices and journeymen linemen compete for top honors at the 2018 International Lineman's Rodeo.

Nearly 1,000 competitors, including 220 journeymen teams and 290 apprentices, scaled wooden poles, rescued mannequins and participated in mystery events at the 35th annual International Lineman's Rodeo. 

While apprentices competed individually, the journeymen linemen worked together in three-member teams. The contestants also enrolled in several different divisions, including IOU, REA, senior, MUNI, contractor and military. The top winners, who earned trophies and special belts from Buckingham Manufacturing, are listed here

The following photo gallery showcases the individual and team events. Congratulations to all the apprentices and journeymen linemen for a fun and safe day of competition. Here's to another 35 years!

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