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Students compete in 2019 SkillsUSA Postsecondary Championship at Alfred State College

Students compete in 2019 SkillsUSA Postsecondary Championship at Alfred State College

The 2019 SkillsUSA New York State Leadership and Skills Conference Postsecondary Championship was held on Alfred State College’s Wellsville campus on Saturday, March 23.

A total of 54 students from three schools competed against each other in one of the nation’s most prestigious showcases of career and technical aptitude. Schools competing this year included State University of New York (SUNY) College of Technology at Alfred, SUNY Delhi, and the Culinary Institute of America. All competitions took place on the School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville.

Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels, and are judged to industry standards using judges from industry. The SkillsUSA state winners are eligible to compete in the 55th National SkillsUSA Championship, held in Louisville, KY, from June 24-28. More than 6,500 students will compete hands-on in 103 different trade, technical, and leadership fields.

SkillsUSA changes lives every day. Students discover and grow their career passions and appreciate their own self-worth through the work and dedication of instructors, administrators, association directors, industry partners, and alumni. SkillsUSA continues to strive for their core purpose, to help instructors reach and engage their students so their students will succeed.

gold medal winners

Pictured are the gold medal winners from the 2019 SkillsUSA New York State Leadership and Skills Conference Postsecondary Championship held on Alfred State College’s Wellsville campus. From left to right are Brandon Meek, Steven Mazzone, Matt Piccirilli, Mitchel Davis, Allan Jones, Nora Engelken, Karam Lee, Ryan Shipherd. Not pictured is Caryl Koch.

Winners from the March 23 championship, by competition, are as follows:

AUTOMOTIVE REFINISHING

THIRD PLACE winning the BRONZE MEDAL: Justin Clark, Burlington Flats

SECOND PLACE winning the SILVER MEDAL: Nick Webb, Waterloo

FIRST PLACE winning the GOLD MEDAL: Matt Piccirilli, Webster

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE

THIRD PLACE winning the BRONZE MEDAL: Ethan Kennedy, Delhi

SECOND PLACE winning the SILVER MEDAL: Ryan Lee, Lancaster

FIRST PLACE winning the GOLD MEDAL: Caryl Koch, Cuba

DIESEL TECHNOLOGY

THIRD PLACE winning the BRONZE MEDAL: Jordan Dunning, Wellsville

SECOND PLACE winning the SILVER MEDAL: Kyle Wiedemann, Bolivar

FIRST PLACE winning the GOLD MEDAL: Steven Mazzone, Marilla

CARPENTRY –

THIRD PLACE winning the BRONZE MEDAL: Brandon Miller, Kendall

SECOND PLACE winning the SILVER MEDAL: Zachary Miles, Endicott

FIRST PLACE winning the GOLD MEDAL: Mitchell Davis, Bath

COMMERCIAL BAKING

THIRD PLACE winning the BRONZE MEDAL: Morgan Dennis, Cameron

SECOND PLACE winning the SILVER MEDAL: Brandon Ting Tai Hoe, Flushing

FIRST PLACE winning the GOLD MEDAL: Karam Lee, Salt Lake City, UT

CULINARY ARTS

THIRD PLACE winning the BRONZE MEDAL: Beatriz Baldaras, New Castle, DE

SECOND PLACE winning the SILVER MEDAL: Cheyenne Gehringer, Westfield, PA

FIRST PLACE winning the GOLD MEDAL: Nora Engelken, Fairway, KS

ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION WIRING

THIRD PLACE winning the BRONZE MEDAL: Damian De Sordi, Morrisville

SECOND PLACE winning the SILVER MEDAL: Joseph Yambor, Franklin

FIRST PLACE winning the GOLD MEDAL: Brandon Meek, Akron

MASONRY

THIRD PLACE winning the BRONZE MEDAL: Jakob Lojek, Akron

SECOND PLACE winning the SILVER MEDAL: Spencer Woodruff, Sennett

FIRST PLACE winning the GOLD MEDAL: Ryan Shipherd, Randolph

WELDING

THIRD PLACE winning the BRONZE MEDAL: Deborah Huppman, Camillus

SECOND PLACE winning the SILVER MEDAL: Joshua Froio, Phoenix, NY

FIRST PLACE winning the GOLD MEDAL: Allan Jones, Farmersville Station