|Chris Branton and an Auto Skills Day student|
The 35th “Skills Day” competition held by the Cuyamaca College automotive technology department was held May 10.
The event was attended by local high schools and industry as well as Cuyamaca College's automotive students. Cuyamaca College President Mark Zacovic and Kate Alder, CTE dean, were there to show their support.
Students in the event competed in various tasks related to auto repair. About 20 students participated in the basic competition, and another 12 in the advanced competition, and 18 in the “Pit Crew Challenge”. Prizes were tools, tool carts, and gift cards from Target.This year’s winners were:
Advanced:1st- Erick Leyva- Ramona High School
2nd-Austin Hayward- Madison High School
3rd- Jonathan Mayeski- Ramona High School
Basic:1st-Bryan Espina, Colton Israels- Ramona High School
2nd- Omar Corona, Aaron Benitez- Ramona High School
3rd- True Southfox, Andre Ruiz- Clairemont High School
Pit Crew Challenge (Timed Rotation of Tires)
1st- Kyle Manning- Ramona High School- $50 Gift card
2nd- Austin Hayward- Madison High School- $30 Gift card
3rd- Hamza Bahramzi- Madison High School- $20 Gift card
A special thank you to putting together the event goes to:
Patty Branton- facilitiesLaci Diaz- facilities
Chris Branton - chair of auto technology
Jim Hannibal- instructorRich Gingery- instructor
Jeff Crocker- instructor
Adam Letourneaux- instructorBrad McCombs- instructor
Justin Pinnell- instructorWill Lewon- Tool Room Technician
Richard Kruger- TASpencer O’Malley- TA
Kris Chopper- Amsoil ProductsASCCA Members- industry partner
Napa Auto Parts- industry partnerGeorge Diaz- Facilities- He was the cook!
WPD- World Parts Depot- industry partnerStuart Terry- Stuart Terry’s Auto Repair
Cuyamaca College Auto Students!!!!!