WHAT IS THE RODEO?
The Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo is a two-day competitive event started in 1998 by and for the employees of Tennessee Valley Authority power distributors.
The Rodeo, which includes competitive events for apprentices, journeyman teams of three, individual linemen and senior individuals (age 45 and up) recognizes and rewards excellence in safety, skill and knowledge in their field.
Held in various locations across the Tennessee Valley, the Rodeo provides an opportunity for line workers to showcase their talents and for family and friends to show their support. Participants, spectators and sponsors continue to look forward to the Rodeo as it cultivates a pride in the trade and a kinship among participants and attendees alike.
**Eligibility to compete in the Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo is limited to employees of electric utilities that are:
1. Members (regular or affiliate) of TVPPA or Tennessee Job Training & Safety or TVA Employee AND
2. Within the seven states that make up TVA’s service area: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia
**Affiliate members of either organization prior to January 2019 are grandfathered in and may continue to participate.