176 teams of the best linemen from around the world competed in the 28th annual International Lineman’s Rodeo in Bonner Springs, KS on October 15th. The competition tests traditional tasks and skills of lineman including the Hurtman Rescue, Pole Climb and CPR. Each team is composed of 3 competitors, 2 linemen and a ground man. All competitors are certified Journeymen Linemen. Teams compete at different rodeos across the US all culminating at this prestigious competition in Kansas every October. For the 3rd year in a row, team APS (Arizona Public Service), outfitted in Polartec® Power Dry® FR fabrics made by True North won the competition.
Polartec® Power Dry® FR boasts a patented bi-component knit construction which dramatically improves comfort by transporting moisture away from the skin and pulling it to the outer surface where is can dry faster. Thus, keeping you warmer and drier while in the field.
Polartec® is the market leader and biggest supplier of American-made FR knits. Polartec’s full-layering FR system has been protecting workers in the oil, gas, petrochemical, electrical utility, power generation, mining and industrial industries for over 10 years. For more information, see Polartec FR.