Rodeo FAQs

General Rodeo Rules

Frequently Asked Questions

2 Phase Horizontal Cutout Change Out (Individual Journeyman): To lift the hot taps on the cutouts is a shotgun required?

Yes

2 Phase Horizontal Cutout Change Out (Apprentice and Individual Journeyman): When removing the hot tap from the line, will a shotgun need to be used? It doesn't specify in the event description.

Yes

2 Phase Horizontal Cutout Change Out (Apprentice): Does the door need to be in the cutout when sending it down to the ground?

No, if you lose control and drop the door there will be a deduction.

Alley Arm Change Out (Individual Journeyman): Are there bolts in the spare racks or just changing out racks using the bolts up there?

Competitors will only be changing out the Insulator Spools, they will use the same pins that are on the pole attached to the Clevis.

Alley Arm Change Out (Individual Journeyman)

NOTE: An edit has been made to the event summary for the Individual Journeyman Alley Arm Change Out event.

The following:
“The competitor will climb the pole to change out the three insulators on the three spool rack at the neutral, then proceed to the alley arm and change the center insulator on the arm”
has been changed to:
“The competitor will climb the pole to change out three individual clevis brackets at the neutral level, then proceed to the alley arm and change the center insulator on the arm.”

An updated description has been loaded to the website as of July 10, 2019.

Hurtman Rescue (Teams, Individual Journeyman and Apprentice): Will Climber need to transition over a Neutral?

Yes

Hurtman Rescue (Teams, Individual Journeyman and Apprentice): Will Handline need to be wrapped over top of stand off bracket?

Yes, the stand off bracket takes the place of a screwdriver.

Hurtman Rescue (Teams, Individual Journeyman and Apprentice): While ascending up the pole, do you have to tighten up your fall arrest at least once like last year or are there no regulations?

Yes, you must adjust your safety at least one time to tighten for proper adjustment.

Hurtman Rescue (Teams, Individual Journeyman and Apprentice): While descending down the pole, do you have to hold onto the fall arrest with one hand until you touch the ground like last year?

Fall protection must be properly adjusted while ascending and descending. One hand must be on the device while descending the pole. Yes, the same as last year.

Hurtman Rescue (Teams, Individual Journeyman and Apprentice): The description states you need to be an arm's length from the pole, is it the pole or the post with the hooks on it that the competitor starts at an arm’s length?

It is an arm’s length from the pole.

Hurtman Rescue (Teams, Individual Journeyman and Apprentice): How far is the post from the pole?

The post is 10’ from the pole.

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

Class 2 - per the general rules.

Obstacle Course (Teams): Is a handline required in this event?

Yes

Obstacle Course (Teams): Will it be acceptable to work and climb from arm to arm with both our primary and secondary safeties around the pole?

No, reference rule #19 in the general rules.

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

2 Phase Cutout Change Out
4th Place = 4 points

2 Phase Cutout Change Out
7th place = 7 points

2 Phase Cutout Change Out
6th place = 6 points

Alley Arm Change Out
2nd Place = 2 points

Alley Arm Change Out
6th Place = 6 points

Alley Arm Change Out
10th Place = 10 points

Mystery Event
5th Place = 5 points

Mystery Event
4th Place = 4 points

Mystery Event
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.

 


Written Test (Apprentice): What sections of the safety manual does the test cover?

Please refer to the Written Test description.

When transitioning over an object, does the secondary lanyard have to be taken off once the main lanyard is on?

Yes, the secondary belt must be removed after transition.

May I use Velcro straps on my climbers?

Yes, although Velcro straps must be used as manufactured. No modifications, such as cutting the Velcro shorter, are allowed.

If I disagree with a deduction, may I contest the call?

Although we try to avoid any contested calls, there may be a time when you feel that you need to contest a deduction. If you elect to contest a call, the event judge will contact the Chief Judge for your event to make a ruling. If, in your opinion, the Chief Judge does not settle the dispute, you will have the right to ask that it be forwarded to the Appeals Committee. The Appeals Committee will consist of the Master Judge for the Rodeo, along with the Chief Judge of the event of the call in question. The decision made by the Appeals Committee is final. This process is also outlined in the general rules.

May I ask the event judge questions?

Yes, before you begin your event, but not while he/she is judging. You have a maximum of 5 minutes to ask questions and lay out tools. Also, the FAQ submission process will be open on the AMP website.