20th Annual Texas Lineman's Rodeo
2016 Rodeo Wrap-up
Thank you to all that attended the 2016 Texas Lineman’s Rodeo and spent their
weekend at beautiful Nolte Island with the 27 of Texas’ finest utilities in the
spirit of competition. This years
rodeo was one of the best yet. We
had 45 Journeyman Teams, 119 Apprentices and 39 Cook Teams competing to be
called the best in Texas.
Congratulations to all of those that persevered the heat, humidity, the strong
competition and received recognition for the hard fought trophies. The Texas Lineman’s Rodeo is an
excellent example of why Texas is, and continues to be the greatest State in the
Union. From Texarkana to El Paso, Perryton to Brownsville and every town and
city in between, Texas electric utilities have the toughest, most dedicated and
talented linemen in the nation.
The Texas Lineman’s Rodeo is in the business of stressing safety and performing
tasks through repetition, that will make the lineman safer, more efficient and
valuable to their utility and a better provider for their families. We are dedicated to helping the
competitive lineman to become better teachers, mentors and leaders within their
The Texas Linemen’s Rodeo Association is extremely grateful to all the
utilities, sponsors, vendors and volunteers that participate in the rodeo and
all of our activities. We could not
do this without you. A special
thanks to the Northwestern Lineman College Apprentices and their hard work
throughout the weekend. The future
of linework looks much brighter with the talents these young men bring to our
The Texas Lineman’s Rodeo Association Board of Directors, Advisory Board and
General Membership meeting is scheduled for August 17, 2016 at the GVEC Western
Operations Center, located at 6400 IH-10 West outside of Seguin. The meeting will start promptly at
9:00 AM with Lunch provided at noon for all attendees.
The 2017 Texas Lineman’s Rodeo activities are scheduled for July 13-16, with the
competition starting at 6:45 AM on the 15th.
May God Bless and keep you all Safe
The TLRA Board of Directors
You will also find information about various Corporate Sponsors. Without these sponsors we would not have a Texas Lineman's Rodeo event. Please thank the sponsors when you see them at your company or at the rodeo event.
If you have questions related to the rodeo event please contact one of our Board of Directors or a member of our Advisory Board. We are here to make your experience a positive one.
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