Safety meets fun at WE Energies Lineman Rodeo

WEST ALLIS -- Kids got the chance to see a rodeo of a different sort on Saturday, August 27. It was a competition where safety met fun at the WE Energies Lineman Rodeo.

Trained WE Energies Employees competed in games that promoted skill and safe work practices, while still having a good time. Line mechanics quickly scaled power poles, held mock team utility pole rescues and even competed in a game of "Don't Drop the Egg" from several feet in the air.

The top three teams from the event will move on to the International Lineman's Rodeo out in Bonner Springs, Kansas in October. They'll be competing against countries like Ireland and Great Britain, as well as other teams from the United States.