Rodeo Rules


The International Utility Locate Rodeo recognizes the profession of underground utility facility locating and demonstrates the safety, skills and on-going educational efforts associated with high-quality workmanship. At the end of the competition, the participants will say the judging was fair and consistent and the Rodeo was a pleasant and fun event.


Practicing, everyday utility locate technicians and supervisors designed the International Utility Locate Rodeo. If you are or have been a practicing technician employed by a utility company, one of their locate contractors, an owner or employee of a private locating company, or use electronic equipment to locate underground facilities as part of your job duties, you are eligible to compete in the Rodeo.

If you have located facilities within the confines of the Rodeo Event grounds within 6 months prior to the event, you are ineligible to compete.