Roy Seichepine

Roy Seichepine dedicated fifty years of his life to being a lineman, teacher, trouble man, and trouble manager and has participated in the International Lineman’s Rodeo as a competitor and judge since its inception in 1984.  Roy started climbing poles at the age of sixteen and by 1961 he had become a journeyman lineman, a tremendously proud moment for the first generation high school graduate.  Always a “go-getter,” when it became obvious that there was a need for a training field where new hires could be taught in a more structured environment, Roy made it happen, and this was the beginning of the (International?) Lineman’s Rodeo.  Roy’s career took him from being a lineman and trouble man himself, to being a manager and instructor helping to educate the next generation of lineman.