Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo

The 24th Annual Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo

Your Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo Corporation Board of Directors would like to announce the 24th Annual Rodeo on September 17 & 18, 2021 in Jackson, 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.  Please read each event description for any specialty tools required or provided.

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. There is no cost for the Senior event. Registration fees include one Rodeo DVD or link for each company who registers.

Cancellation Fee:  Notice of cancellation is required in writing.  Cancellations made prior to the entry deadline (August 6) will not be charged for those entry fees.  Cancellations made between August 6 and September 3 will be charged 50% of their entry fees.  Cancellations made after September 3 (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, September 17. 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 will not be held for the 2021 Rodeo.


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

The Annual Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo Motorcycle Ride will not be held for the 2021 Rodeo.



AMP Quality Energy Services

Bashlin Industries

Greenlee / RIDGID

GRESCO Utility Supply


McEarl Electric Company, Inc.

Torco Testing Services, Inc.

Utility Solutions, Inc.


American Safety/Lineman Museum

Central Service Association

Lineman Barn

Ruffin & Associates

Virginia-Georgia Transformer