Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo


Given the continued uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic and, holding the health and safety of competitors, judges, vendors and spectators at the forefront, the Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 rodeo. We plan to resume the event in 2021 and look forward to seeing everyone as we celebrate excellence in linework in the Tennessee Valley.


The 23rd Annual Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo

Your Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo Corporation Board of Directors would like to announce the 23rd Annual Rodeo on June 26 & June 27, 2019 in Jackson, TN. (Event Canceled)

TVLR staff routinely takes photos at the Rodeo. Your registration serves as your endorsement of understanding.  Photos are property of whomever takes them and may be used at their discretion.

Alcohol and drug use will not be permitted at any official rodeo function or on the competition field at any time. Violators will be asked to leave. Competitors may be disqualified.


All competitive events will be announced with event rules posted on this website. There will be NO MYSTERY EVENTS. It is suggested participants bring and use their own tools for all events. However, in the case use of their own tools is not possible, tools will be provided at each event.

Have a question about an event? Contact the chief judge of the particular event and all questions and answers will be posted on the rodeo website for review.


Click here for a full list of rodeo events


Entry forms are now online!  Apprentice and Individual Journeyman fees are $200. Journeyman Team fees are $400. Registration fees include one Rodeo DVD for each company who registers.

Cancellation Fee:  Notice of cancellation is required in writing.  Cancellations made prior to the entry deadline (May 15) will not be charged for those entry fees.  Cancellations made between May 17 and June 5 will be charged 50% of their entry fees.  Cancellations made after June 5 (cancellation deadline) will forfeit entry fees in full.

**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 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.

Registration Forms

Vendors & Sponsors

New sponsorship levels are now available.  Online registration is now open!  Registered vendors will be given display space on the rodeo grounds, company name listed in the rodeo program and more. Please see the registration forms for more information on each level.


Vendor & Sponsor Forms

Training Session

In the spirit of safety and training, a supplemental training session will be offered on Friday, June 26. Cost for the training is included in the registration fee.

Volunteers & Auditors

Want to help but not qualified to judge? There are several opportunities to help with participant registration, merchandise sales and event auditing. Volunteer registrations forms can be found here.

Golf Tournament

The Annual Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, June 25.  Forms are now online!


Need extra banquet tickets? Must have a t-shirt for someone back at the utility? Order your rodeo merchandise here.


Remember that Judges are needed as well as competitors to make a successful Rodeo. Please encourage any qualified employee to volunteer their time and share their knowledge. Companies with participants are strongly encouraged to send one judge for every two competitors or team. Judge registration forms can be found here.

Motorcycle Ride

Motorcycle ride is scheduled for Thursday, June 25.  More info coming soon.