Each year the Los Angeles Water and Power Department and IBEW Local 18 host an annual competition called the Lineman’s Rodeo. Linemen and Apprentice Linemen from across Southern California compete at the rodeo to demonstrate their skills. Events include pole climbs, hurt-man rescues, live-line tool expertise, and more. The rodeo, in addition to being an opportunity to showcase complex abilities, is also a time to recognize the oftentimes dangerous work that linemen perform every day. On May 14, 2022, Pasadena Water and Power’s Transmission and Distribution Team (T&D) competed and received awards in multiple categories.
Trevor Ingram, Apprentice Electrical Distribution Mechanic, received first-place for the Speed Climb event. Juvenal Magana-Torres, also an Apprentice Electrical Distribution Mechanic, received second-place for the Hurt-Man Rescue event and third-place for the Obstacle Course event. Including Ingram and Magana, an additional three PWP employees from the T&D Team will be traveling to Kansas City in October to compete at the International Lineman’s Rodeo. This international event attracts the best linemen from around the world to compete, and has been hosting utility professionals for more than 30 years.
PWP recognizes and honors the T&D Team for their award-winning, professional work that keeps the lights on in Pasadena all year long.