Line workers around the region are getting ready to wrangle in the competition at the 28th Annual Michigan Lineman’s Rodeo. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our Training and Development Center in Westland.

The skills competition allows journeymen and apprentice line workers to showcase their technical skills and safe work practices through a variety of challenges. Journeymen compete on three-person teams in events including hurt man rescue, pole climbing and dead end disk change out. Apprentices compete individually in similar events, as well as an obstacle course and rope knot tie. Winners of the competition are invited to bring their skills to the big stage at the International Lineman’s Rodeo in Kansas later this fall.

The Lineman’s Rodeo is free and open to the public. Bring your family and friends to come enjoy activities like a bounce house, face painting, clowns and more as you cheer on your local line workers and learn more about the work they do each day to power our lives.

Mark your calendar and wish the crews luck as they get ready for the Rodeo next month.