Steel Goes to the Rodeo!

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 24, 2013 - Student linemen at the 11th Annual College Rodeo at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, NE will have an opportunity to test their knowledge and skills during a steel pole climbing event on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The rodeo will be held at the Applied Technology Center of Metropolitan Community College, 10405 State Street, Omaha, NE. Approximately 100 students, instructors, and professional lineman from several states are expected to attend.

The competitive events include a cross-arm change-out on a 35-foot pole and the framing of a C-1 structure. SMDI Lineman Instructor Gary McDonald will be in attendance.

The students and their instructors will also have an opportunity to check out new student training materials that will soon be available online on

For more information on the Lineman Rodeo or SMDI's steel pole program and training materials, please contact Dan Snyder.

Debbie Bennett
Tel: 202.452.7179