Volume 9, Issue 7, March 31, 2016
CHASKA TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC POWER LINEWORKERS RODEO THIS WEEKEND
The 2016 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo will be held, Saturday, April 2 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. This event began in 2001 by the American Public Power Association (APPA). Last year it was held in Sacramento, California.
Lineworkers come together from all over the US and some US territories to demonstrate their skill and knowledge in the craft of electrical linework. At the Rodeo, journeyman and apprentice lineworkers can compete for professional recognition, attend training courses, and practice essential skills in a safe environment. Furthermore, attendees will have a unique opportunity to connect with and learn from the nationwide community of lineworker professionals.
This year 63 teams of four lineworkers per team and 120 apprentice lineworkers will be competing. Chaska will be represented by Mark Steinbauer, Emerson Brady, Greg Wickenhauser, and Jordan Storms.
Chaska is proud to be a sponsor of the Rodeo and is partnering with the City of Glencoe to sponsor an apprentice event. Chaska is also organizing the on-site event transportation and is partnering with Shakopee Utilities to host a breakfast and lunch for participants.
The Rodeo is FREE to the public. There will also be many activities for children. This is truly a family event! The Opening Ceremony will be held at 8:00 am on Saturday, April 2 at Canterbury Park located at 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee. Rodeo competition will run from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. Competition includes such things as the Hurt Man Rescue, Single-Phase Conductor Tie-In, Crossarm Relocation and Changeout. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness this event!