Rodeo FAQs

General Rodeo Rules

Frequently Asked Questions

Written Test (Apprentice): How are the apprentice overall scores figured?

All climbing events are scored from 100 points before any possible deductions, the written test is scored as follows:

APPRENTICE SCORING SYSTEM
To determine Overall Apprentice results, apprentices will be awarded points equivalent to their placement in each event. The lowest total points across all events will determine the overall winner.  For example:

Apprentice 1

Apprentice 2

Apprentice 3

Hurtman Rescue
3rd Place = 3 points

Hurtman Rescue
10th Place = 10 points

Hurtman Rescue
1st Place = 1 point

Written Test
21st Place = 21 points

Written Test
2nd Place = 2 points

Written Test
18th Place = 18 points

100 amp Cutout Replacement
4th Place = 4 points

100 amp Cutout Replacement
7th place = 7 points

100 amp Cutout
Replacement
6th place = 6 points

B-1 Tie-In
2nd Place = 2 points

B-1 Tie-In
6th Place = 6 points

B-1 Tie-In
10th Place = 10 points

Double Rack Installation
5th Place = 5 points

Double Rack Installation
4th Place = 4 points

Double Rack Installation
3rd Place = 3 points

Overall Total Points =
35 points

Overall Total Points =
29 points

Overall Total Points =
38 points


Apprentice 2 would win 1st Place Overall based on the lowest overall total points.

Apprentice 1 would receive 2nd Place Overall and Apprentice 3 would receive 3rd Place Overall.  If total points result in a tie, overall time will be the tie-breaker.

This will be applied to overall results ONLY.  Individual event results will continue to be based on actual score and time.

 

Cutout Change Out (Individual Journeyman): Do you have to be belted below the nuet before hot line clamps are put on and gate is thrown back in?

No, but you do have to maintain minimum approach distance.

Hurtman Rescue (Apprentice): What class gloves are used?

Class 2 - that info is also in the general rules.

Three Phase Transfer 4kV (Teams): If climbers climb separate poles is it required to have two hand-lines?

Only one handline is required.

Cutout Change Out (Ind. Journeyman): Do cutouts have to be in a material bag or can they be tied on a handline? #4 states that the cutout needs to be in a material bag, but #5 states cutout must be pulled up by a handline or straight line.

Bucket tied to handline or straight line.

Cutout Change Out (Individual Journeyman): Do cutouts have to be in a material bag or can they be tied on a handline?

Yes, they have to be in a bag, that is clearly stated in the event description. Item # 4.

Obstacle Course (Individual Journeyman): Will there be a nut and washer on both cutout brackets?

Cutout and bracket are to be moved to the opposite end of the arm. The arms will be marked with tape for the location of the cutout.

Rope Toss (Individual Journeyman): Can your rolling bend be tied to the guy wire during 5 minute setup time?

No

Rope Toss (Individual Journeyman): Can the rolling bend be tied to guy wire and bowline on a bite be tied during set up time?

No

Obstacle Course (Individual Journeyman): Can the handline remain on your belt while relocating the arm?

No

Cross Arm Change Out Grounded 12kV (Teams): Are rubber gloves required while handling the grounds? Are They required after grounding is complete?

Answer: Yes rubber gloves will be required while installing and removing grounds. After grounds are installed work can be performed in leathers.

Cross Arm Change Out Grounded 12kV (Teams): Are ground connections to be wire brushed?

Answer: Yes.

Wire Down (Teams): Are grounds supplied and are phasing sticks required to verify de-energized line?

Answer: No, the linemen can choose phasing sticks or voltage detectors. The line must be checked to verify it is de-energized. 

Wire Down (Teams): #13 says handline may be left on pole for disassembly. Then #14 says time doesn't stop until handline is lowered to ground. Please clarify.

Answer: Handline used for pole #1 has to be lowered to the ground, the handline on pole #2 can stay as indicated in event specifications.

Obstacle Course (Individual Journeyman): What hardware will be on the cutout bracket, nut and washer or nut only?

Answer: Nut and washer.

Rope Toss (Apprentice): What is the height of the crossarm?

Answer: 25 feet.

Cross Arm Change Out Grounded 12kV (Teams): Will the temporary ground be screwed in already??

Answer: No.

Wire Down (Teams): When grounding the source side of the break, does the ground have to be attached directly to the downed wire or on the feed still suspended?

Answer: Feed still suspended will work

Rope Toss (Apprentice): Does the guy wire have to be inside a groove or pulled really tight?

Answer: Just pulled tight, with no kinks in the wire.

Obstacle Course (Individual Journeyman): Does the handline need to be hung on the arm being relocated?

Answer: No