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Apprentice Events 2023

Below are the 2023 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo Apprentice event descriptions. 

Event 1: Written Test

The 20-minute written test that includes 40 questions, 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 17th edition of the APPA Safety Manual. A high score in this event is crucial for competitors seeking “Overall Apprentice” recognition.

The Apprentice Test will be using the sections listed below:


Section 114: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR),First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

Section 503.1 – 503.7: Vehicle Operations

Section 506: Tools and Equipment

Section 507: Overhead Distribution and Transmission

Section 509: Underground Lines and Equipment

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: Mystery Event


Details and specifications will be given during the Q&A on Thursday, July 20, 2023 






Event 4: Mystery Event


Details and specifications will be given during the Q&A on Thursday, July 20, 2023 


  • Altec
  • Border States
    Border States
  • NE Federal Credit Union
    NE Federal Credit Union
  • Moehn Sales
    Moehn Sales
  • Too Fast Supply
    Too Fast Supply
  • 3M
  • Dutton Lainson
    Dutton Lainson
  • Lynn Elliott Company, KC
    Lynn Elliott Company, KC
  • Tyndale
  • Total Tool
    Total Tool
  • Milwaukee Tool
    Milwaukee Tool
  • Laminated Wood Solutions
    Laminated Wood Solutions
  • Murphy Tractor
    Murphy Tractor
  • V-Bar, Inc.
    V-Bar, Inc.
  • Sahling-Kenworth Inc.
    Sahling-Kenworth Inc.