In March, 2010, OPPD hosted the 10th annual American Public Power Association’s Lineworker’s Rodeo.
Roughly 200 participants from across the country competed, including 24 OPPD employees.
“It was the best rodeo setup I’ve seen,” said Frederick at the time. “How could you beat a grass field by a lake?”
After visiting, an APPA official mentioned how the event would serve as a template for future APPA rodeos.