After a two-year hiatus, the 26th Annual Texas Lineman’s Rodeo (TLR) returned July 14-17 in Seguin, Texas. The Texas Lineman’s Rodeo Association (TLRA) is a non-profit organization that provides educational and electrical safety activities and helps foster long-term relationships between electric utilities across Texas. The annual rodeo is an event where electric utilities professionals demonstrate their skills. The event includes a golf tournament, bbq competition, and individual and team written and skills tests. Crews are judged on technique, agility, safety and speed.
This year, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) sponsored TLR and awarded more than $49,000 in Lineworker Academy scholarships to winners in different divisions. “These scholarships provide a vehicle for individuals to enter the utilities industry and find their place as a lineworker,” explains Len Jenicek, TEEX Utilities Training Manager and Chairman of the TLRA Advisory Committee. “They also help TEEX invest in the industry by alleviating some of the cost associated with training which helps these companies and communities.”
Jenicek serves on the 2022 TLRA Board of Directors as Chairman of the Advisory Committee. He explains, “TLR is a great opportunity for electric utility professionals to showcase their skills in a family-friendly environment. It’s also a coming together that attracts the utilities community from all over the state of Texas so they can network and participate in a safe and healthy competition.”
For more information, please see https://teex.org/program/utilities/.
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
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