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The Nebraska Lineworkers’ Rodeo has been an annual event since 2012. The public is invited to attend the rodeo to learn about what lineworkers do to provide electricity. 

Working with power lines can be dangerous so training is an important part of the job. Lineworkers are the people who work in the field to keep electricity flowing, no matter what the circumstances. After severe weather, they often work in dangerous settings to make sure our lights come back on as quickly as possible. They climb utility poles, handle heavy equipment and work around energized wires.

During the rodeo, two-person crews and apprentices will be judged on their ability to perform such work tasks safely and quickly. Rodeo participants will also demonstrate tasks only conducted in emergency, rescue situations. The rodeo provides an opportunity for participants to demonstrate and share best practices. 

The Nebraska Lineworkers’ Rodeo is organized by Nebraska utilities and partners. 

  • Hydraulic Equipment Service
    Hydraulic Equipment Service
  • Altec
  • Border States
    Border States
  • NE Federal Credit Union
    NE Federal Credit Union
  • Moehn Sales
    Moehn Sales
  • Dutton Lainson
    Dutton Lainson
  • Golite
  • Tyndale
  • Total Tool
    Total Tool
  • Milwaukee Tool
    Milwaukee Tool
  • Laminated Wood Solutions
    Laminated Wood Solutions
  • Terex
  • Stella-Jones