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South Carolina Lineman's Rodeo

Postponed. The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina has postponed this event as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The decision is out of respect for the health, safety and well being of all involved. A rescheduled date has not yet been announced.

The 2nd annual South Carolina Lineman’s Rodeo will take place March 20-21, 2020, in Conway, South Carolina, at Horry Electric Cooperative. Horry Electric is the host co-op for this year's rodeo.
The Lineman’s Rodeo is open to all electric cooperative lineman currently working for one of the 19 cooperatives that are members of the state association of co-ops. 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, March 20. Time and location will be announced)
  • Hurtman Rescue – Chief Judge:  David Hayes
  • Obstacle Course – Chief Judge:  Ryan Ford
  • Crossarm Lift, Knots, Wire Ties – Chief Judge:  Sean Brown
  • Mystery Event – Chief Judge:  Chris Byrd

Journeyman Events:

Master Judge:  Kevin Mizzell

  • OCR and Bell Change-out – Chief Judge:  Jason Smith
  • Hurtman Rescue – Chief Judge:  Travis Renwick
  • Padmount Transformer Elbow and Insert Bushing Replacement – Chief Judge:  Jerry Crowell
  • Crossarm Lift, Knots, Wire Ties – Chief Judge:  Sean Brown
  • Mystery Event – Chief Judge:  Lee Hill

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 linemen 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 21, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

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Judging Criteria and Judge's Job Descriptions

Volunteering Criteria and Definitions

Rodeo General Rules


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