Two Central Lakes College students placed in the top spots at the 48th annual Minnesota Skills USA Championship, held this past weekend in Bloomington, Minn.
Seven students from the Diesel Technician Program represented CLC in both the college and high school divisions. They competed in hands-on trade, technical and leadership contests. The competition focuses on technical skill demonstration.
In the High School Diesel Division, CLC student Tommy Hoheisel, of Pierz, took first place and Rustle Warwas, of Eveleth, placed second.
Both students are currently attending CLC in the PSEO program.
Hoheisel will go on to represent CLC and Minnesota at the national competition, which takes place in Kentucky June 22-26. He will compete against other finalists in his division from across the nation.