Celebrating its 20th anniversary in showcasing the skills and hard work of utility lineworkers, the Gaff-n-Go Rodeo is excited to welcome long-time supporter Altec as its new title sponsor.

“We are excited to welcome Altec as our title sponsor for the Gaff-n-Go Rodeo,” says Brian Mosier, president and CEO of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, host of the Gaff-n-Go Rodeo. “They have been a major contributor to the rodeo for years and will help us take this event to new heights as we celebrate its 20th anniversary. We are on pace to break last year’s record numbers and look forward to working with Altec to maintain the Gaff-n-Go’s reputation as one of the premier lineworker rodeos in the U.S.”

With more than 200 lineworkers from at least seven states expected to compete this year, the 20th anniversary of the rodeo will be the biggest yet. A drone competition has also been added due to the expanded use of aerial inspections. Co-ops in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware have more than 100 licensed drone pilots on staff.

“Altec is thrilled to be entrusted with the title sponsorship for the Gaff-n-Go Rodeo,” says Luke Mansfield, Altec account manager for Virginia. “It is remarkable to see how this event has grown over the past 20 years under the leadership of the VMDAEC. We look forward to supporting this premier event for years to come and ensuring it continues to be one of the finest lineworker rodeos in the country.” 

This year’s family-friendly and free event takes place May 17-18 at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Va. Witness lineworkers competing while performing industry tasks from a raised bucket truck or atop utility poles 40 feet up.

 Visit www.gaff-n-go.com for additional information as well as www.facebook.com/gaffngo.

–Report by Jim Robertson, Manager of Member Services, VMDAEC