Lineworker Rodeo Clinic

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Lineworker Rodeo Clinic

Lineworker Rodeo Clinic

Date: March 8-9, 2018
Time:
  • Day 1: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: MMUA Training Center, 1004 Michigan Road, Marshall, MN 56258
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This event is for MEMBERS ONLY.

Members of MMUA can attend this complementary training clinic to help you prepare for the 2018 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Wake Forest, North Carolina, or the 2nd annual Minnesota Lineworkers Rodeo in September in Marshall.

Teams and individuals who are planning on competing at the Rodeo are invited to attend MMUA's free Lineworker Rodeo Clinic. At the clinic, participants can expect to hear from individuals who have competed in previous Rodeos and can gain valuable first-hand insight and tips.

MMUA’s Lineworker Rodeo Clinic will cover a number of useful topics, including:

  • What you can expect at the Rodeo
  • General rules
  • Tools and equipment
  • Safe work practices
  • Tips to further develop your strategy for success

In addition, participants will have an opportunity to run through a few of the events built indoors.

Keep in mind that for the 2018 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo, Journeyman event competitions involve a 3-person team. An Apprentice can compete with the Journeyman, but must remain as their ground person. All Apprentice event competitions are individual events. 

Schedule

Thursday, March 8
9:30-10:00  Registration
10:00-12:00  Hands-On Training
12:00-12:30  Lunch
12:30-4:00  Hands-On Training

Friday, March 9
8:00-12:00  Hands-On Training
12:00  Adjourn

What to Bring

  • Hard Hat
  • Safety Glasses
  • Work Gloves
  • Belt and Hooks
  • Fall Restraint (required regardless of experience); MMUA has a limited number of fall restraint devices available.
  • Practice Rubber Gloves
  • Work Boots
  • Hand Line
  • 10' x 10' Tarp
  • Note Pad and Pen/Pencil
  • Optional: Rodeo Cart

Note: Fall restraint equipment is mandatory to compete in the Rodeo.

Registration Fees

Members
There is no registration fee for MMUA members to attend this event, however, you must register by February 23, 2018 (this ensures we have an accurate count for food, beverages, etc.).

Attendees are responsible for their own lodging and travel expenses. MMUA will provide all materials (other than those in the What to Bring list), Tuesday lunch and refreshment breaks.

Deadline to register is February 23, 2018.

This event is open to members of MMUA only.

Hotel / Motel Information - Marshall, MN

For a map of hotels in Marshall, click HERE. The AmericInn and Ramada offer special pricing for participants. Just ask for MMUA's reduced rate when making your reservation.

Questions?

Contact Theresa Neddermeyer by email tneddermeyer@mmua.org or phone 763.551.1230.
 

This information is available in a printable format as well.

 

Thank You, Annual Sponsors

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Video Captures 2016 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo

We now have a 4-minute rodeo recap video of the 2016 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo, live on the MMUA YouTube channel.  It features great footage and interviews with a number of key players in the event.  The April 2 event was hosted by Shakopee Public Utilities and MMUA, and brought together lineworkers from across the country. Watch this video and enjoy reliving that amazing day.  Be sure to bundle up before you click!