It’s one part field service, one part Lumberjack World Championship, and one part X Games. Ladies and gentlemen, the 29th Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo is about to descend on Bonner Springs, Kansas.

The Lineman Games test apprentice and journeyman linemen’s abilities in several facets of utility-line repair, according to a write-up of the 2010 shebang, and include events like the “hot-sticking event,” the “hurt man rescue,” and the “speed climb,” which somehow involves holding an egg in your mouth. Whatever that turns out to be, it sounds like a grand time!

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ABOUT Ian Stewart

Avatar photoIan is a veteran journalist who has covered sports for various news outlets. Previously, he was managing editor for an electronic-book publishing company and a public relations writer.