Register For This Event

Registration for competitors is offered completely free of charge. In order to secure your spot in the division that you wish to locate, please register early.

Hotel Details

December 8th & 9th, 2022

Oasis Hotel & Convention Center

Please call the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center at 417-866-5253 and reference MCGA Summit & International Locate Rodeo BEFORE November 14, 2022 to take advantage of the group rate.

Additional Hotel Options Offerings Near The International Locate Rodeo Location:


Courtyard by Marriott – 3527 West Kearney – 417-869-6700

 Fairfield Inn & Suites Springfield North - 2455 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO - (417) 833-9599

Holiday Inn (Closest to the Host Hotel) – 2720 North Glenstone Ave. – 417-865-8600

Comfort Inn – 2815 North Glenstone Ave. – 417-869-8246

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – 3050 Kentwood Ave. – 417-708-4699

Things to do while you’re in Springfield

Springfield Area Guide

The guide contains restaurants, attractions, and coupon information. Digital access and booklets are available for attendees.


Attendees have digital and print access to a Wonders of Wildlife coupon and over 25 restaurant and attraction coupons!  

Event Agenda

2022 ILR Official Agenda Coming Soon

December 8th

  • Get free training before you compete! Attend FREE – optional – locator training @ 8:00 AM as part of the MOCGA Summit. Register at
  • 6:00 PM: Vendor & Social Event with 6:30 PM Mandatory Competitor and Volunteer Meeting @ Big Shots. Golf begins after the mandatory meeting.

December 9th

  • 7:00 AM – Begin boarding shuttles to the competition site from the Springfield Oasis
  • 8:00 AM – Competition begins
  • 6:00 PM – Awards banquet and GOLF @Big Shots!

Locator Training

Offered completely free of charge for those that are interested. Provided by NULCA expert trainers, this 3-hour training is provided on December 8th as part of the MOCGA Summit.

Register at


Jeff Trowbridge w/ Subsurface Solutions | 913-275-9589


Official 2022 ILR Rules

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to enter?

Participation in the International Locate Rodeo is offered completely free of charge to competitors.

Can I sign up to compete on the utility type of my choice?

Yes. The competition will allow you to choose your preferred utility type.

What if all of the 30 slots are already filled in the Division that I want to compete in?

Your only choice would be to select another Division. It is suggested that you register as early as possible in order to compete in the desired Division.

Will the competitive events include all types of utility facilities?

Events will include the following utility types: water (metallic), natural gas (tracer wire and metallic), power, and telecommunications (including fiber, copper and CATV) will be involved.

Will we have to sign a liability release?

Yes. Waivers will be available on site and must be completed as part of the on site registration process in order to compete.

How many competitors can come from a single company?

There is no limitation on competitors by company.

Will a paramedic be on the grounds?

First Aid kits and EMTs will be on site.

Can family come to watch the competition, attend the Awards Banquet?

Yes! Watching at the competition site is encouraged, shows support for your locator! Spectators can attend completely free of charge. But due to the lack of parking space, spectators and family members will need to take shuttle buses to the competition site. Make sure family members and visitors register. Please let us know if your guest is planning to attend our evening events and Awards Banquet.

Please feel free to reach out to if you have specific questions. Dress appropriately for the weather we will be experiencing that week.

Will chairs be available for family members and spectators?

In very limited quantities. Please feel free to let your family and friends know that bringing a collapsible chair is a great idea. Also, please check the forecast in advance of heading to the site to determine what type of clothing to pack.

Will a concession stand be set up with soft drinks and food?

No. But competitors, visitors, and volunteers will be provided with snacks and drinks. Lunch will be provided.

Do I need to check in for the Rodeo?

All competitors and volunteers must check in on Thursday evening at the ILR social event on December 8, 2022.

More information will follow.

A MANDATORY COMPETITOR MEETING will take place at 6:30 PM on 12-08-2022 at the evening event. MORE WILL FOLLOW ON THE MEETING LOCATION.

All competitors must attend to sign waivers and receive their info packet that evening.

Missing the mandatory check-in meeting may disqualify the competitor.

Please plan travel plans accordingly. Traffic and weather events may cause serious delays at the airport and to the hotel. Please arrive to Springfield early, and plan travel accordingly. We will see you Thursday evening 12-08-2022 at the evening social event! Travel safely!

What about parking at the Rodeo grounds?

All Competitors will be shuttled to and from the Hotel. Due to limited options, spectators are
encouraged to ride the shuttles with the competitors.

Is locator training available as part of the International Locate Rodeo?

Yes, As part of the ILR, you can attend locator training free of charge in during the day at the Summit on December 8, 2022. Register for locator training at

Is Personal Protective Equipment required to compete in the ILR?

YES. Bring PPE appropriate for safe locating. This includes hard
hat, proper footwear, and high-visibility garments. Bring the same PPE
your company requires. Dress appropriately for the weather we will be
experiencing that week.

If you did not find your answer here or elsewhere on our website, feel free to contact us at with your specific questions.