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South Carolina Lineman's Rodeo

The 1st South Carolina Lineman’s Rodeo will be Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Florence, South Carolina at the Pee Dee Touchstone Energy Commerce City Park.  Pee Dee Electric Cooperative will be the host utility.
The Lineman’s Rodeo is open to all electric cooperative lineman currently working for one of the twenty South Carolina based cooperatives.  These linemen will demonstrate their trade skills in a fun and friendly atmosphere, seeking bragging rights amongst their peers at this competition.

Apprentice Events: 

Master Judge:  Jason Derrick

  • Written Test – Chief Judge:  Peggy Dantzler (Test on Friday 3/15/19 w/ Time and Location TBD)
  • Hurtman Rescue – Chief Judge:  David Hayes
  • LED Yard Light Change-Out – Chief Judge:  David Upchurch
  • Knots and Crossarm Lift – Chief Judge:  Sean Brown
  • Mystery Event – Chief Judge/s:  Justin Tedder & Nick Adams

Journeyman Events:

Master Judge:  Kevin Mizzell

  • Speed Climb – Chief Judge:  Jason Smith
  • V-Phase Vertical Line Transfer – Chief Judge:  Lee Hill
  • Versa Tech Recloser Change-Out – Chief Judge:  Jerry Crowell
  • Knots and Crossarm Lift – Chief Judge:  Sean Brown
  • Mystery Event – Chief Judge/s:  Justin Tedder & Nick Adams

Our Mission 
The mission of the South Carolina Lineman’s Rodeo is to inspire a culture of safety with a focus on training while encouraging an atmosphere of competition and community among the brotherhood of South Carolina’s electric cooperative linemen. 

Rules of Eligibility
The South Carolina Lineman’s Rodeo is being held to recognize the profession of line work, as well as, demonstrate the safety, skill, and education of these extraordinary men and women who through their efforts help provide the valuable luxury we call electricity.  Only active South Carolina Electric Cooperative Lineman will be able to compete in this event.  Individuals who serve on the judging committee will not be allowed to compete in the Lineman’s Rodeo. 

Registration for all events, judging and volunteering are available here. 

PLEASE BE PROMPT IN REGISTERING.  WE WILL NOT ACCEPT LATE APPLICANTS. All registrations must be completed by February 16th, 2019 before 12:00 AM midnight.  

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Competitor Definitions

Judging Criteria and Judge's Job Descriptions

Volunteering Criteria and Definitions

Rodeo General Rules


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