2017 SkillsUSA National Competition

The 53RD annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference took place June 19-23, 2017 in Louisville, KY. Every year I-CAR sends volunteers to judge the collision repair technology competition. Let’s take a look at this year’s results.

For his second year in a row Alan Zimmerman of Ohio has placed first in the high school collision repair technology competition. The rest of the results for collision repair technology are as follows:

  • First – Alan Zimmerman - High School
  • Second – David Fors – High School
  • Third – Tanner Fienen – High School
  • First – Joel Hartstack – College
  • Second – Luis Renteria – College
  • Third – David Garcia – College

The winners of the automotive refinishing technology competition are:

  • First – Dylan Wertz – High School
  • Second – Maren Williams – High School
  • Third – Taylor Hill – High School
  • First – Dylan Ahrndt – College
  • Second – Summer Harrell – College
  • Third – Bo Jensen - College

The winners of this competition will be headed to Worldskills in Abu Dhabi in October.

All of this is only possible due to the support of the industries that support the various competitions.

Check out the ways you can get involved, including:

Any support you can provide this great competition and future industry technicians is always helpful and appreciated.