Wertz, Zimmerman From Vanguard-Sentinel Career And Technology Centers Take Home SkillsUSA Gold Medals
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Vanguard-Sentinel CTC Students Win SkillsUSA Gold Medals

Dylan Wertz and Alan Zimmerman from the Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers Sentinel campus in Tiffin, Ohio, earned gold medals at the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY.

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Alan Zimmerman (fourth from left) celebrates winning his second straight gold medial in the SkillsUSA Collision Repair Technology category.

Dylan Wertz and Alan Zimmerman from the Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers Sentinel campus in Tiffin, Ohio, earned gold medals at the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY.

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Wertz, a senior at Columbian High School in Tiffin, was the gold medalist in the Automotive Refinish Technology category.

Zimmerman, a senior at Columbian High School, was the gold medalist in the Collision Repair Technology category. This was the second consecutive year that Zimmerman brought home a gold medal for collision repair.

Wertz and Zimmerman were two of 11 Vanguard-Sentinel students who earned gold medals at the SkillsUSA conference. Both are students in the Collision Repair Technology program at Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers.

Dylan Wertz (fourth from left) celebrates his gold medal in the SkillsUSA Automotive Refinishing Category.

Below is a complete list of the SkillsUSA medalists in the collision repair and automotive refinishing categories:

2017 SkillsUSA Collision Repair Technology Medalists

  • Alan Zimmerman (high school, gold) – Vanguard-Sentinel CTC Sentinel campus, Tiffin, Ohio
  • David Fors (high school, silver) – Montachusett Regional Vo-Tech, Fitchburg, Mass.
  • Tanner Fienen (high school, bronze) – Franklin Technology Center, Joplin, Mo.
  • Joel Hartstack (college, gold) – Southwestern Community College, Creston, Iowa
  • Luis Renteria (college, silver) – Autry Technology Center, Enid, Okla.
  • David Garcia (college, bronze) – College of Lake County, Grayslake, Ill.

2017 SkillsUSA Automotive Refinishing Technology Medalists

  • Dylan Wertz (high school, gold) – Vanguard-Sentinel CTC Sentinel campus, Tiffin, Ohio
  • Maren Williams (high school, silver) – Shawsheen High School, Billerica, Mass.
  • Taylor Hill (high school, bronze) – Center of Applied Tech North, Severn, Md.
  • Dylan Ahrndt (college, gold) – Ridgewater College-Willmar, Willmar, Minn.
  • Summer Harrell (college, silver) – Northwest Technical Institute, Springdale, Ark.
  • Bo Jensen (college, bronze) – Northeast Community College, Norfolk, Neb.

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