The 2021 PNW Lineman Rodeo has been canceled

Good day,

The committee board members met this week, and reviewed all the different aspects of the situation at hand. While we recognize that COVID restrictions are beginning to be lifted throughout the country, individual states, organizations, and business are approaching the situation each at their own pace. At this time, there are simply too many variable factors involved for us to confidently move forward with the 2021 Rodeo and ensure a successful event with the limited time remaining.

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2020 Rodeo Update

Good day,

Unfortunately the lineman rodeo was cancelled this year but, I do have some good news. With the support and donations that have come in we, the Pacific Northwest lineman rodeo committee have been able to donate $40,000 to the Oregon Burn Center and their voucher program. This is only made possible by your support, the donations made by Portland General Electric, PacifiCorp and Clark County PUD. I thank all of the local 125, 659 and 77 members who have volunteered their time and money to support our cause.

We are conducting one more raffle fundraiser this year. Drawing will be held December 11th. Need not be present to win. There are many prizes from a Honda generator, 5 different RTIC coolers, various battery operated tools donated by Milwaukee and Makita. Several tramp/tool bags and backpacks donated by Jelco and DragonWear. Hoffman boots donated by Hoffman. Various FR clothing with the help from Lakeland FR and many more prizes added daily. Please contact your local committee representative for ticket purchase. Cost is $5.00 per or 5 for $20.

Once again, I thank you all and none of this can happen without your generous support.

Be safe

Joel Wallace
Rodeo Chairman

The 2020 PNW Lineman Rodeo has been canceled

Good afternoon,
As of today, we, the Pacific Northwest Lineman Rodeo committee regret to announce that the 2020 Rodeo is offically canceled. At this point, the committee will now focus on working towards next year and hope to see everyone back then.
With that in mind, we still have a small amount of shirts, buckles and sweatshirts available along with special challenge coins if anyone is interested. Please contact your appropriate representative if you would like more information.
Be safe, once again I wish you all well in this trying time and hope to see you soon.
Rodeo Chairman,
Joel M Wallace

Considerations for the 2020 Rodeo and COVID-19

Good afternoon,

I hope you all are well and safe and working through this terrible situation as best as you can. We, the Pacific Northwest Lineman Rodeo committee are still hopeful that our event will take place as normally scheduled, on July 25th 2020. We are still planning and coordinating the event in hopes that, by this summer, travel restrictions will be lifted and it will be safe to travel & get together once again.

Registration is ”online only” starting this year but, I encourage people to hold off until late June/ early July before submitting your registration when we know if things are a go or not. At this time there is no tentative back up date or location. I feel if the rodeo gets postponed in July, then it will be postponed until next year. When more information is available I will share it.

Be safe, once again I wish you all well in this trying time and hope to see you soon.

Rodeo Chairman,

Joel M Wallace

2020 PNW Lineman Rodeo Requirement for Teams and Judges

From: Zeek McCarthy
Master Event Judge
Pacific Northwest Lineman Rodeo

Thank you to all the participants who participated in this year’s event!

Over the past 26 years, this event has grown more than expected.  Each year as the number of teams and apprentices increase the need for judges coincide.  This year, for the teams that registered a judge, thank you, without their participation this event could not be possible.

In past years, shortage of judges meant they could not take breaks, have the opportunity to enjoy the rest of the activities, eat their lunches on the run and have the longest day of all the volunteers. Consider your fourth member a necessity.

This year, we also thankfully did not have to resort to our contingency plan to cancel an event due to an insufficient number of judges.  

Starting in 2020:

  • Teams, Apprentices, Pre-apprentices, and Judges registrations will all be on-line only.
  • Teams WILL NOT be able to register without a team judge.
  • Teams arriving without a team judge present on Saturday morning WILL receive an automatic deduction (actual amount TBD). No Exceptions…

The dead-line for registrations and maximum number of competitors for teams and apprentices will be communicated at a later date.

Again, thank you for your participation and we look forward to seeing you and your families again next year!

Be safe
Zeek