Welcome to the 2017 Texas Lineman's Rodeo at the beautiful GBRA Nolte Island Park and natural area in Seguin, Texas. The 21st Annual Rodeo exhibits once again that great Lone Star spirit of helping one another as we prepare for this competition to begin. On March 8th, 21 utilities and over 100 linemen from all across Texas travelled to Seguin to help rebuild the entire rodeo field for this year’s competition. What an awesome sight and a true example of what it means to be a Texas Lineman.
Now that the final plans for the week are complete, we are ready to get down to business and get the competition under way. Whether you’re here for the golf tournament, to participate in the BBQ and Dutch Oven Cookoff, to judge an event, to compete in the Rodeo, or are coming out to support your utility, you are welcomed and assured a great time while in Seguin and on Nolte Island. It is an honor for us to be able to put all of this together for your participation and enjoyment. The TLRA Board and Advisory Board once again have created what we hope is the “hottest” lineman's rodeo in the country.
This Rodeo was started and continues to strive to provide Texas families a way to watch their loved ones compete in events that parallel the lineman’s job duties so the families get a glimpse of what a lineman’s career is all about. With technology and all of the new tools and equipment that make the job a little less physically strenuous, the job of a lineman is continuing to evolve. However, some things remain the same -- when Mother Nature vents her fury at our cities, towns, or rural farms and ranches, the Texas linemen must answer the call and brave the elements to restore power and bring peace of mind back to those we serve. Linemen do not have the luxury of sitting in an office or house, or waiting in a truck for the storms to pass. We have to leave birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, and holiday gatherings to answer our “Call of Duty.” The American Lineman has the guts, grit, and determination of the old American Cowboy and will do whatever it takes safely to get the power flowing again for those who are in the dark. This is a career that is finally getting some recognition for the service we provide to the world. Think about when the power goes out: the world seems to stop. People in general do not know or cannot remember how to handle life without electricity. Fortunately for the world, God created Linemen to power the comforts that we all take for granted. Linemen are true American heroes. From the Texas Lineman’s Rodeo Association, thank you for all you do and thank you to the spouses, children, families, and co-workers who support you.
In closing, we ask that you take time during your days and nights in Seguin and at Nolte Island to express thanks to your utility staff and managers, to the many sponsors, vendors, manufacturer/suppliers, volunteers, and families who support the Texas Lineman's Rodeo. Without them, this Rodeo would not be possible.
May you have a safe and successful Rodeo and may God Bless you in your travels.
The TLRA Board of Directors
Below is a list of our Corporate Sponsors. Without these sponsors, we would not be able to have the Texas Lineman’s Rodeo each year.
Please take a moment to thank these sponsors whenever you see them at your company or at the Rodeo.
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