Oct. 13, 2012 — Bonner Springs, Kansas

Linemen and their families braved the inclement weather at the 29th Annual International Lineman's Rodeo. A downpour and lightning only delayed the rodeo for a short time before linemen returned to the competition.

During the opening ceremony, the Armed Forces raised the U.S. flag, and the participants and spectators bowed their heads to remember linemen who lost their lives. Apprentices and journeymen then participated in events such as the hurtman rescue, the pole climb, the CPR test using an automated external defibrillator and two mystery events.

Visit www.linemansrodeokc.com to view the results, and check out more rodeo photos on the Electric Utility Operations Facebook page.