2018 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo

2018 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo

April 27-28, 2018
Raleigh, NC

Established in 2001 by the American Public Power Association (Association), the Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo is where public power lineworkers come together from all over the United States and some U.S. territories to demonstrate their skill and knowledge in the craft of linework. At the Rodeo, journeyman and apprentice lineworkers can compete for professional recognition, attend training courses and practice essential skills in a safe environment. Furthermore, attendees will have a unique opportunity to connect with and learn from the nationwide community of lineworker professionals.

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2017 Results

Apprentice - Overall
1st – Greg Frizell, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, California
2nd – Andrew Urkoski, Lincoln Electric System, Nebraska
3rd – Zack Zehner, Jackson Energy Authority, Tennessee
4th – Michael Shannon, Nashville Electric Service, Tennessee
5th – Danny Kelly, Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida

Journeyman - Overall
1st – Santee Cooper, South Carolina: Kevin Rhodes, Johnny Brinson, and Jay Ayers
2nd – Santee Cooper, South Carolina: Drew Jordan, Chad Williams, and Joe Sawyer
3rd – Turlock Irrigation District, California: Anthony Ormonde, Dustin Krieger, and Josh Klikna
4th – North Carolina Association of Municipal Electric Systems: Tyson Lingerfelt, Hugo Mier, Ken Weatherman, and Dustin Prince
5th – Austin Energy, Texas: Matt Alves, Benjamin Ray, and Travis Garner

See winners from all categories

See results for all journeyman teams

See results for all apprentices

Events and Courses


  • Safety: Learning Lessons from Others Missteps
  • Voltage Regulators: Induction and Step Regulators and How They Work
  • Steps to Effective Grounding: If it’s not Grounded, It’s Not Dead

Apprentice Events:

  • Cutout Fuse Replacement (3ф)
  • Hurtman Rescue
  • Insulator Change Out (2ф)
  • Obstacle Course
  • Written Test

Journeyman Events:

  • Crossarm Change Out (4kV)
  • Cutout Replacement (12kV)
  • Hurtman Rescue
  • OCR Replacement (12kV)
  • Tie (3ф)

Host and Sponsors

CPS Logo

CPS Energy is the nation's largest municipally owned energy utility providing both natural gas and electric service. Today, CPS Energy serves more than 786,000 electric customers and 339,000 natural gas customers in and around San Antonio. By the time of the 2017 Lineworkers Rodeo, CPS Energy will be celebrating its 75th year of providing reliable and affordable services. 

CPS Energy was the host of the fourth Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in 2004, and now, over ten years later, public power looks forward to returning to its former host!

For more information, explore CPS Energy's website at www.cpsenergy.com.

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