Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo

The 22nd Annual Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo

Your Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo Corporation Board of Directors would like to announce the 22nd Annual Rodeo on June 21 & June 22, 2019 in Lenoir City, TN.

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 17) will not be charged for those entry fees.  Cancellations made between May 17 and June 7 will be charged 50% of their entry fees.  Cancellations made after June 7 (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 21. 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 20.  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 20.  More info coming soon.



Bradford Supply, Inc.

Channell Commercial

Foothills Boots

Lineman Barn

Loudon Utilities

Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.

Power-Tel Utility Products

T & D PowerSkills

Terex Utilities

Virginia-Georgia Transformer



Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo