Northwest Lineman College to host a family fun Rodeo event, to celebrate NLC’s November 9, 2018 graduating class. Opening ceremonies to include the arrival of the American Flag by AP Helicopter with Training Specialist, Thomas Schoonover, carried by longline. Raising of the American Flag by VFW Post 9602 and Natalie McElroy will sing the National Anthem, in dedication to Northwest Lineman College’s Veteran graduates and staff.
Northwest Lineman College’s Lineman Rodeo will feature a Relay Challenge event, to include four different heats, ending with the best Edison Team vs. the best Tesla Team. NLC will also host individual events such as High-Line Speed Climb and Congested Pole Challenge.
This family friendly event features a bounce house, and representation from Oroville’s Fire and Butte County Sherriff Department, who will present on-site demonstration of a Fire Truck and Police Car with K-9 unit, picture opportunity in a helicopter and interactive events for anyone that wishes to participate
The Rodeo challenges will then be followed by an Awards Ceremony at 12:30 pm.
Returning for this Rodeo is the Lunch Truck Palooza! Northwest Lineman College, will have lunch trucks on-site for the general public to come and enjoy while cheering on the next generation of Lineman. Lunch trucks will include: Slyderz Grill, Maria’s Gone Tamales, Gnarly Deli, Lucky’s Grub Hub, Beans N’ Bits, and Sweetwater Shaved Ice.
Lineman rodeos started in the early 1980s and have grown in popularity ever since. Linemen have a passion for their craft, and getting together with other linemen at rodeos allows them to share their methods and promotes camaraderie. Today, these students demonstrate the skills they learned in just four months. Participating is all about having fun and helping each other succeed.