CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The City of Cedar Rapids and Iowa Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) is hosting a Snow Plow “Roadeo” competition on Thursday, October 5 as part of the three-day APWA Operator Training and Roadeo. A portion of the competition will include guest “celebrity drivers” who will try their hand as snow plow operators. Celebrity drivers include Cedar Rapids’ Police Officer Sarah Lacina, winner of “Survivor,” and members of the Cedar Rapids’ RoughRiders hockey team, including Head Coach Mark Carlson.
WHEN: Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Kirkwood Continuing Education Center
101 50th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
WHAT: Snow plow competition/obstacle course to hone operational skills and maneuverability.
Celebrity participants will drive the course with a trained snow plow operator and will be judged on their skills maneuvering safely, quickly, and efficiently through an obstacle course.
In all, more than 80 participants from nine Iowa cities will participate in this friendly competition designed to hone skills of snow plow operators. Winners of this year’s state Roadeo will go on to compete on the national level next year.
Last week, the 2017 APWA Western Snow and Ice Conference and Roadeo was held in Colorado, where Cedar Rapids’ Public Works plow operator Sam Reicks took third place out of 61 in the Skid Steer competition.