20th Annual Texas Lineman's Rodeo
It’s that time of year again, school is out, graduations are over, the summer
sun has returned in all its glory, which means it’s Rodeo time in South Texas.
This is the 20th Annual Texas Lineman’s Rodeo, and we are excited
about this year’s events planned for the utilities, the competitors, their
families and co-workers. Although it
may be a little on the warm side for those not competing, the heat is no
deterrence to the toughest linemen in the Nation.
This is a normal day at the office for them as they compete against teams
and apprentices from around the state and make every effort to walk the stage as
the best in Texas.
The electric utility linemen are an elite group who put their lives on the line
every minute of every day to ensure the power continues to flow from the
generators through the transmission lines, substations and distribution lines to
make life comfortable and easy for those they serve. In the entire world, lineworkers make
up less than one-thousands of one percent (0.001) of the population. That’s absolutely awesome that so few
serve power and light to the entire planet.
The commitment to serve is unparalleled considering the hazards they face
with every job and on every call.
These Electron Warriors, yes, Warriors, risk their lives every time they put on
their boots and climb into their trucks to go to work to construct, operate,
maintain and troubleshoot a power grid that is unforgiving should a mistake be
made. The driving alone is hazardous
enough, but when they get to the jobsite, the elements, distracted drivers,
underground utilities, environmental conditions and the multitude of other
factors compound the need to work safe.
The safety rules and procedures we comply with are many, but we know that
each and every rule was written in blood, sweat and lots of tears. Safety cannot be taken for granted,
our families, utilities and co-workers depend upon us to be there for them.
The Texas Lineman’s Rodeo creates a venue for linemen to show how safe the job
can be when the rules are followed. The Rodeo linemen tend to be the safest and
most productive employees in the industry due to the weeks and months of
preparation and practice they put in so they can compete against their peers in
Seguin. These linemen have to think about
every aspect of the events, make constant adjustments, and work together like a
well-oiled machine so they don’t make any mistakes while they complete the
assigned events quicker than any other team.
They put safety at the forefront of their job and understand that
perfection is only obtained through concentration, practice and teamwork.
We hope you enjoy your weekend at GBRA’s Nolte Island Park and that you take
time to thank the sponsors, vendors and manufacturer/suppliers who make this
Rodeo possible. Also, please
recognize the over 150 volunteers that put in so many hours in order for you to
enjoy the Rodeo and all of the events.
May God Bless and Keep You and Your Families 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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