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RPU Linemen Will Compete at the Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo

Published: 05/03/2019




Let The Competition Begin

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 8 AM | DWP EMD Training Center



linemen compete during rodeo event

The Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo is the foremost showcase of public power lineworker skill and knowledge, the prime venue for public power linemen and women to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in their profession. Join us on Saturday May 4 at the 2019 Los Angeles Lineman Rodeo, as journeyman and apprentice lineworkers compete for professional recognition. Participants will demonstrate how quickly and safely they can climb power poles, hang transformers, rescue injured workers and perform rope tosses and other duties commonly required of lineworkers.

Recently, RPU journeymen and apprentices joined Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to compete with their rodeo hopefuls in a nationwide event. They traveled to the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site in the Pikes Peak region in Colorado Springs CO, where more than 50 journeyman teams and 100 apprentice lineworkers from throughout the USA participated in two full days of training, learning, networking and competing. Representing Riverside’s journeyman team this year

was Dennis McDonnell, Cory Schleidin, and Gary Smith. Zachary Campbell and Andrew Richards competed on the apprentice team. After a strong finish in Colorado, the RPU team is ready to take on LA. Being a lineworker requires vast skills and knowledge. The annual rodeo event is truly a great opportunity for customers to recognize what it takes to keep the power on; however, the event is not all work and competition. It is a true family and community event open to the public.

Competition Results and Information