Students Sweep at State; Head to SkillsUSA Nationals

June  19, 2013

Contact: Jen Boyer, Media Relations
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
(425) 739-8236, 


Congratulations to eight LWIT students who won awards at the SkillsUSA state competition in April.

Three of the students, the first place winners in their disciplines, are headed to Kansas City, Mo., to represent LWIT in the SkillsUSA National Championship June 24-28, 2013, where they'll represented the college in a competition that tests skill, expertise, and competency in their chosen trades. Nearly 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students - all state contest winners - will compete hands-on in 98 different trade, technical and leadership fields.

SkillsUSA Winners

LWIT's winners, left to right: Tim Cook, 3rd place Motorcycle Service Technology; Andy Nadeau, 2nd place Motorcycle Service Technology; Jon Anderson, 1st place Power equipment Service Technology; Niko Antonopolous, 1st place Motorcycle Service Technology; Calvin Rozell, 2nd  place Marine Service Technology; Mike Olson, 2nd place Power Equipment Service Technology; and Lester "B" McGuire, 3rd place Power Equipment Service Technology. Not pictured: Jeremy Talley, 1st place Marine Service Technology, second year running.

The winners are pictured with the new Harley-Davidson® motorcycle that was awarded to LWIT last year at the SkillsUSA National Championship for Jeremy Talley's 2nd place national finish.