Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does it cost to volunteer?
A: It is free to volunteer. Hotel stay and travel costs are the responsibility of the volunteer.

Q: Can I sign up to volunteer for a specific position?
A: Yes, although it is not guaranteed. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Q: Will the competitive events include all types of utility facilities?
A: No. But water, natural gas, power, and telecommunications will be involved.

Q: Will volunteers have to sign a liability release?
A: Yes. Waivers will be available on site and must be completed as part of the on site registration process
in order to volunteer.

Q: How many volunteers can come from a single company?
A: There is no limitation on volunteers by company.

Q: Will a paramedic be on the grounds?
A: First Aid kits and EMTs will be on site.

Q: Will a concession stand be set up with soft drinks and food?
A: No. But competitors and volunteers will have snacks and drinks provided to them.

Q: When do I need to check-in for the Rodeo?
A: All volunteers must check in either on Wednesday evening December 11th from 7PM-9PM or on Thursday morning December 12th from 7AM-9AM at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center. A volunteermeeting will take place at the hotel at 2PM on 12/12. Please plan travel plans accordingly. Traffic and
weather events may cause serious delays at the airport and to the hotel. We encourage either coming in Wednesday night or on the earliest possible flight Thursday morning.

Q: What about parking at the Rodeo grounds?
A: All competitors and volunteers will be shuttled to and from the Hotel. Volunteers may drive separately, but there is very limited parking available. If you choose to drive separately, please consider carpooling with other volunteers.

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


The mission of the International Locate Rodeo is to promote locating and damage prevention best practices, recognize locators for superior performance, and restore the pride and profession of underground utility locating.

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Contact Info

Phone: (417) 840-6574


MOCGA Board of Directors

Mark A. Woodward – Missouri Employers Mutual - President

Roy Crouch – Star Construction – Vice President

Amber Adcock – Liberty Utilities – Treasurer

Sarah Galbraith – Missouri811 – Secretary

Rudy Estrada – Spire Energy – Member At Large

MOCGA International Locate Rodeo Executive Planning Group

Nick Rasa – Missouri 811

Arch York – Kansas 811

Jeff Trowbridge – Subsurface Solutions

Rocky Harris – Springfield, MO City Utilities

International Utility Locate Rodeo Planning Team

Jerry Baker – Springfield, MO City Utilities

Charlie Peel – Missouri811

John Spatafora – Columbia, MO Water & Light

Travis Beran – Subsurface Solutions

Steve Hoover – Radiodetection

Flint Walton – Missouri Employers Mutual

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