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Below are the 2020 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo Apprentice event descriptions. 


Event 1: Written Test

The 25-minute written test encourages knowledge of safety rules at all times when working in the field and during competitions, such as the Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo. Questions come from specific sections of the 16th edition of the APPA Safety Manual. A high score in this event is crucial for competitors seeking “Overall Apprentice” recognition.


Event 2: Hurtman Rescue

In this event, an individual apprentice rescues a “hurtman” mannequin that is attached to the top of a pole. Event staff will provide groundman support. This annual event reinforces the importance of safety and looking out for each other in the field.


Event #3 - Egg Climb Event

The apprentice will be allotted a five-minute setup time where any questions can be answered.

The apprentice will start the event with their belt and hooks on at an arm's length away from the pole.  At the judge's signal, the apprentice will begin ascending a 40' pole with an egg in their tool pouch.  When the apprentice's feet reach a level above the red painted line, they will transfer the egg from their tool pouch to their mouth, complete a full circle around the pole and then begin their descent down the pole.  Time will stop when both feet are on the ground.  Judging will stop when the apprentice has exited the competition area.

 

 

 

 


Event 4: Mystery Event

Competitors will find out event specifications on Friday during the PM Training session and Q&A at the State Fair Grounds Motor Cross Track.

 

 


Event 5: - Mystery Event

Competitors will find out event specifications on Friday during the PM Training session and Q&A at the State Fair Grounds Motor Cross Track.