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South Carolina Lineman's Rodeo

The South Carolina Lineman’s Rodeo took place March 15-16, 2019, in Florence, South Carolina, at the Pee Dee Touchstone Energy Commerce City Park.  Pee Dee Electric Cooperative was 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.

Click here to view results from this year's S.C. Lineman's Rodeo


Apprentice Events: 

Master Judge:  Jason Derrick

  • Written Test – Chief Judge:  Peggy Dantzler (Test on Friday, March 15. Time and location will be announced)
  • 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 15, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

South Carolina's electric cooperatives would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the 2019 S.C. Lineman's Rodeo:

  • Berkeley Electric Cooperative
  • Bone Safety
  • CEE-US
  • Horry Electric Cooperative
  • Hubbell
  • Lee Electrical Construction, Inc.
  • Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative
  • Milwaukee Tool
  • NaturChem, Inc.
  • Pee Dee Electric Cooperative
  • Pike Electric, LLC
  • Santee Electric Cooperative
  • Sumter Utilities, Inc.
  • Utility Service Agency


Rodeo Links:


Competitor Definitions

Judging Criteria and Judge's Job Descriptions

Volunteering Criteria and Definitions

Rodeo General Rules


Sponsorship Request & Agreement

Hotel Information

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