Students Bring Home Record Number of Medals From SkillsUSA Competition

To say that Uintah Basin Technical College performed well at the 2019 SkillsUSA Utah Leadership and Skills Competition would be a severe understatement. The UBTech campuses sent a total of 72 students to compete at the state level. Of those sent, 28 placed in the top three in their fields. UBTech President Aaron Weight says, “with nearly 40 percent of our UBTech students medaling, the number was nearly triple the medalists from last year. This year is the highest number of SkillsUSA medals coming back home in the history of UBTech.” The members of UBTech had a record breaking amount of gold medalists. There were nine individual gold medalists, and a 4-member gold medal team. Congratulations to McKinlee Thacker in Motorcycle Service Technology, Brigg Edwards in Cabinetry, Hunter Webb in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Koby Thacker in Automotive Service Technology, Dalton Van in Welding, Alec Foster in Culinary Arts, Masen Holmes in Electrical Construction Wiring, Madison Bulloch in Medical Terminology, Jaylee Morell in Nursing Assistant and a team of four, Hayden Boren, Jesse Anderson, Masen Tait, and Tymarie White, in Team Works Carpentry. Not only did UBTech win gold in the Nursing Assistant they won silver and bronze as well, sweeping the category. All the gold medalist are now qualified to compete at the National Leadership and Skills Competition in Louisville, Kentucky in late June. A huge shout out to all 72 students that competed and a heartfelt congrats to the 28 medalists.

UBTech came home with 28 medals in gold, silver, and bronze from the 2019 SkillsUSA Utah Leadership and Skills Competition. Pictured above are 13 gold medalists and (left) UBTech College President Aaron Weight. This year was the highest number of medalists in the history of UBTech. All gold medalists qualified to compete at the National Leadership and Skills Competition in Louisville, Kentucky in late June.

UBTech came home with 28 medals in gold, silver, and bronze from the 2019 SkillsUSA Utah Leadership and Skills Competition. Pictured above are 13 gold medalists and (left) UBTech College President Aaron Weight. This year was the highest number of medalists in the history of UBTech. All gold medalists qualified to compete at the National Leadership and Skills Competition in Louisville, Kentucky in late June.

Students from UBTech who compete at SkillsUSA received a tremendous hand up with the costs of attending the annual state and national contests thanks to a $250,000 donation from Todd Bro and Chad Grimm with Iowa Tank Lines in Roosevelt.

Students from UBTech who compete at SkillsUSA received a tremendous hand up with the costs of attending the annual state and national contests thanks to a $250,000 donation from Todd Bro and Chad Grimm with Iowa Tank Lines in Roosevelt.

Students from UBTech who compete at SkillsUSA received a tremendous hand up with the costs of attending the annual state and national contests thanks to a $250,000 donation from Todd Bro and Chad Grimm with Iowa Tank Lines in Roosevelt.

Students from UBTech who compete at SkillsUSA received a tremendous hand up with the costs of attending the annual state and national contests thanks to a $250,000 donation from Todd Bro and Chad Grimm with Iowa Tank Lines in Roosevelt.

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