May 2 2019 01:33 PM

The competition was one of the events connected with the annual Snow Symposium.

The 70-degree temperature notwithstanding, the Snowplow Rodeo went on as planned, according to a story broadcast by WGRZ-TV (Buffalo, New York) and posted on its website.

The event was part of the annual Snow Symposium that attracts people and vendors connected with the snow removal industry all across the U.S. Buffalo, New York seems like a great choice for such a gathering, as the city near the Canadian border is famous for its long, harsh winters and copious lake-effect snowfalls.

At the rodeo, people who work on clearing snow at airports went through a timed obstacle course at Buffalo’s airport in a competition to see who would win the title of “World’s Best Snowplow Driver.”

"It's our way of saying thanks to all of the drivers, the boots on the ground that dedicate their lives to fighting Mother Nature during winter operations," says Joe Guarino, symposium chair. "They're working midnights, holidays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to keep our airports open and safe."

So who won the coveted title of “World’s Best Snowplow Driver?” A man named James Scripture from Bangor, Maine.