Pro Football Pick’em: OTC Launches Fantasy Toolbox Challenge For Chance To Win Free Tools

Football is back! OTC is returning to the gridiron with a new Fantasy Toolbox Challenge for the 2019 season. The manufacturer and supplier of specialty tools, equipment, diagnostic tools and more is launching a new weekly pro football pick’em challenge for technicians and sports fans alike for the chance to win free OTC tools. Those ready to lace up their cleats and strap on their helmets can huddle up at to create an account and draft their fantasy toolbox before the season kicks off.

Participating technicians are encouraged to build their ultimate fantasy toolbox during a 10-round draft that features 40 best-selling OTC tools. In every round, techs will choose one tool to add to their fantasy toolbox from the four tools and equipment available.

Players will then participate in a weekly pick’em-style challenge where they will need to select who they think the winner of each Monday professional football game will be, starting with the second Monday game in Week One. Each weekly selection made will increase the players’ odds of winning by adding another entry into the contest. At the end of the season, a random drawing will select one technician to win their ultimate OTC Fantasy Toolbox.

A variety of OTC tools for all scopes of work will be available on the draft board. Feature tools include the Hub Grappler kit; OTC’s famed C-frame ball joint kit, made in USA pry bars and more.

For more information on OTC tools and equipment, or to find the playbook with official rules of the Fantasy Toolbox Challenge, visit


TechForce Foundation Names OTC Student 2019 FutureTechs Rock Grand Prize Winner

Jonathon Miranda, an automotive student at Ohio Technical College in Cleveland, Ohio, has been named the grand prize winner of TechForce Foundation’s first FutureTechs Rock Awards.

According to TechForce Foundation, Jonathon has long demonstrated a passion and excellence for a career as a technician. During high school, he was active in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Building competitions, earning a large amount of scholarship money that allowed him to continue his education at Ohio Technical College (OTC). As an OTC student, he takes his training seriously and puts in the effort to go the extra step.

Through his 18-month automotive program Jonathon has maintained perfect attendance, earned honor roll six times and earned all A’s in his associate degree academic classes, separate from his technical coursework.

Jonathon is a member of his school’s Student Leadership Council, where he serves as a role model and mentor, welcomes new students to campus and volunteers during on-campus events. He also volunteers as a judge with Hot Rodders of Tomorrow, SEMA and has served as lead judge for Piston Power Show’s high school engine building competition.

“I am honored to have been nominated for this award,” says Jonathon. “My commitment and love for this industry is huge! Whether it’s being at school or at work, I love everything I do. I participated in several skills competitions… I have been able to help others at school with what I have learned. I cannot wait to continue my education… I am very happy that someone has noticed my hard work, dedication and love for this industry!”

As the grand prize winner, Jonathon will receive a his choice of a $1,000 TechForce Foundation tuition scholarship to apply toward his post-secondary technician education or a sponsored Snap-on tool voucher of equal value.

Each of the 10 finalists will receive a Snap-on tool voucher sponsored by Snap-on, a gift certificate to Cengage’s online educational library sponsored by Cengage Learning, and an Haynes Online Manual sponsored by Haynes North America. The other nine finalists include:

  • Ryan Adkins, Collins Career Center
  • Felyciti Alvarez, Fallbrook High School
  • Wyatt Mote, Wake Forest High School
  • Riley Prince, Gateway Community College
  • Noah Salo, Joliet Public School
  • Aaron Smith, Schuylkill Technology Center
  • Liam Thompson, Delgado Community College
  • Angelle Vanderwarf, Kankakee Area Career Center
  • Antonio Yepez Cervantes, Ventura College