SMECO newsletter

volume 67 - issue 4 - April 2017

The 15th annual Gaff-n-Go Rodeo will be held in May

The 15th annual Gaff-n-Go Rodeo will be held on May 20, 2017, at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia. This event offers an opportunity to see SMECO linemen compete in events that test their agility, skill, and safe work practices—talents vital to the work they perform daily. This event is free to the public and provides an opportunity for members of the community to see just what it takes to be a utility lineman—skill, strength, and respect for electricity.

This will be the twelfth year that SMECO linemen will compete in the Gaff-n-Go Rodeo. Competition among the different utility crews is fierce. Utility supervisors and previous rodeo contestants judge the events following very strict criteria based on correct work procedures and safety practices. The top three teams and top three apprentices receive paid entry to the International Lineman's Rodeo to be held October 14, 2017, in Kansas City, Kansas.

Join our linemen at the 15th Annual Gaff-n-Go Rodeo. If you would like more information on attending the Gaff-n-Go Rodeo, please visit or call 804-968-4073.