Lake Area Tech Students Place at State SkillsUSA Competition

For immediate release

May 1, 2018

 WATERTOWN, SD – Students from the Lake Area Technical Institute SkillsUSA Chapter recently competed in the South Dakota State Leadership and Skills Conference competition held on the campus of Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, SD, and at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown for the Criminal Justice, Esthetics, and Computer Programming portions of the competition. Congratulations to the following Lake Area Tech students who placed in their respective categories:

First Place:

Josh Lee (Sergeant Bluff, IA) Criminal Justice; Brittany Jensen (Bath, SD) Esthetics; Joshua Ramsey (Hot Springs, SD) Computer Programming; Jacob Jundt (Eureka, SD) Internetworking; Bailey Sand (Ashley, ND) Welding Sculpture; Travis Pierson (Woodstock, MN) Diesel Equipment Technology and Dylan Walhof (Edgerton, MN) Collision Repair Technology

Second Place:

Zach Angerhofer (Milbank, SD) Criminal Justice; Michael Bryant (Faulkton, SD) Computer Programming; Sayer Fritz (Clear Lake, SD) Internetworking; Ryen Lindner (Watertown, SD) Information Technology Services; Jacob Kummer (Spirit Lake, IA) Welding Individual; Eric Mohr (Renner, SD) Welding Sculpture; and Austin Tesch (Goodwin, SD) Diesel Equipment Technology

 Third Place:

Alex Hansen (Watertown, SD) Criminal Justice; Tate Longville (Colton, SD) Computer Programming; Elijah Bohle (Selby, SD) Internetworking; Baily Sand (Ashley, ND), Zach Dalberg (Claire City, SD), and Quinten Fish (Pollock, SD) Welding Fabrication Team; Taylor Hanson (Sioux Falls, SD) Welding Sculpture; Jacob Oleson (Henry, SD) Diesel Equipment Technology; and Blake Enstad (Watertown, SD) Automotive Refinishing Technology

All first place recipients are eligible to advance to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 25-29 in Louisville, KY, where more than 6,000 students will compete. SkillsUSA is a national organization that serves trade, industrial, technical, and health occupations students in high schools and postsecondary technical institutes.