JULY 27, 2019

This years Rodeo is proudly sponsored by Portland General Electric, PacifiCorp, Clark Public Utilities, and I.B.E.W. Locals 125,659, & 77

The Pacific Northwest Lineman Rodeo planning committee would like to thank and congratulate all of the previous year’s competitors and participants who take pride in your profession and have the desire to come out, compete, and have fun at the annual Lineman Rodeo!

We would like to invite you to this year’s Pacific Northwest Lineman Rodeo.  It will again be held at PGE’s Linneman Substation, located at: 3450 W. Powell Boulevard, Gresham, Oregon.
Competition begins at 8:00 a.m.



In recent years, there has been somewhat of a shortage of Judges for the competition.  We would like to put out a request for Journeyman Linemen and Supervisors to come out and participate as Judges for this year’s competition.  If anyone would be interested, please register below (online or by mail).  You will be sent an information packet for review of the judging guidelines and rules, which you should review prior to the Judges’ Meeting, Friday, July 26, 2019.  Dinner will be provided at the end of the judges meeting.

Register Online to be a Rodeo Judge
Download the Mail In Judge Registration Form



Thank you for your interest in assisting with the 2019 Lineman Rodeo! Please complete online form (link below) for volunteering at the Rodeo. We will make every attempt to match your request to available positions. After signing up, if you have any questions, or need to cancel, please contact Debbie Guerra at 360-635-2524 or email her at Thank you!

Register to Volunteer at the Rodeo



All participants will need to bring their own hooks, belts, hard hat, safety glasses, hand tools, rubber gloves and protectors.  Journeyman teams must bring a hand–line for 45’ poles.  We shall provide necessary hot-sticks and special tools, but you are welcome to bring your own, as long as they are approved tools.  Long sleeved shirts are required.  PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL BAGS AND TOOLS ARE CLEARLY MARKED WITH YOUR NAME AND/OR COMPANY FOR IDENTIFICATION.  Any custom and/or hand-made tools such as bags, holders, etc., must be approved by the Chief Judge prior to an event.  ANY tool or stick used on a “line” may not have been customized or modified in any manner, as they will not be allowed in competition.

A Team for the Lineman Rodeo consists of four participants: two climbing Journeyman, a Groundman, and a Judge, who may also be an alternate for the Team.  Apprentices compete individually. Utility Supervisors and Journeymen are Judges, and will follow strict guidelines.

For a list of scheduled events, please visit our Competition & Activities page.


  • All Participant Registrations will be processed ONLINE ONLY for 2019. There will be no mail in registrations accepted. Thank you!
  • If you would like to submit multiple registrations with a single payment, please submit each registration using the same contact email address within a 24 hour period, and our system will consolidate all the fees into one invoice for you to pay all at once. We do need to received all registrations within the same 24 hours for this functionality to work. Thank you!

Download the 2019 Rodeo Participant Information Package

Register A Journeyman Team
Register An Apprentice
Register A Pre-Apprentice