SkillsUSA Precision Machining Technology Winners

SkillsUSA Championships, Louisville, KY

SkillsUSA 2015 Championship

The SkillsUSA National Championships moved for the first time to a new home in Louisville, KY and after another thrilling week of competition, the 2015 SkillsUSA National Championships for CNC Milling Specialist, CNC Turning Specialist and CNC Technician are now complete and a total of eighteen medalists have been named. AMT is one of the many sponsors of th SkillsUSA Championships. The competitors are officiated by a group of industry volunteers and based on the National Institue for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) standards.

CNC Milling Specialist - High School:
Gold Medal - Thomas Urquhart, Dixie Applied Technology Center, Saint George, UT
Silver Medal - Mattew Bean, Central Mountain High School, Mill Hall, PA
Bronze Medal - Levi A. Strzepak, Whittier Regional Vocational High School, Haverhill, MA

CNC Milling Specialist - College:
Gold Medal - Cody Peterson, Alexandria Technical & Community College, Alexandria, MN
Silver Medal - Daivd, Lohstreter, North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, ND
Bronze Medal - Matt Flowers, Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC

CNC Turning Specialist - High School:
Gold Medal - Colt Freeman, Apollo Career Center, Lima, OH
Silver Medal - Marcus Ellwood, Cumberland-Perry AVTS, Mechanicsburg, PA
Bronze Medal - Michael McKinley, South Adams High School, Berne, IN

CNC Turning Specialist - College:
Gold Medal - Isaac Rutten, North Dakota Colllege of Science, Wahpeton, ND
Silver Medal - Erik Nosbisch, South Central College - Mankato, North Mankato, MN
Bronze Medal -Sam Gladden, Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC

CNC Technician - High School:
Gold Medal - Ryan Rodzos, Saint Clair TEC, Marysville, MI
Silver Medal - Devon Wilhoit, Greeneville-Green County Center for Technology, Greeneville, TN
Bronze Medal - Sheldon Condry, Tulsa Technology Center - Broken Arrow Campus, Broken Arrow, OK

CNC Technician - College:
Gold Medal - Giovanni Aguilar, Johnstown Community College, Smithfield, NC
Silver Medal - Leighton Jones, Ranken Technical College, Saint Louis, MO
Bronze Medal - Jacob Schiltgen, Alexandria Technical & Community College, Alexandria, MN

The CNC comptetition contestants were faced with a series of skill and related theory challenger, including process control, CNC programming, and oral professional development assessment, and various written exams.  

SkillsUSA Official Sponsor 2009AMT is an official sponsor of SkillsUSA. If you would like information about becoming a sponsor, volunteer, or judge, please contact James A. Wall, NIMS Executive Director, at 703-352-4971 ext. 222 or

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