UVCC Competes at Ohio Landscape Olympics

On Oct. 11 & 12 students from the Landscape & Natural Resource program (LNR) traveled to The Ohio State University ATI in Wooster, OH for the 8th Annual Ohio High School Landscape Olympics hosted by the Ohio Green Industry Association. 

Over 220 students from 15 different schools competed against each other in 17 different individual/team events for a chance to be the top school and top individuals. Each event is sponsored and judged by industry professionals and we are happy to report that LNR students placed in the top 3 individually in 14 of the 17 events, which lead to a FIRST PLACE team! We are so proud of their hard work and accomplishments.

Event Placements:

Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:
Rylan Egbert (Anna) 1st Place

Landscape Cost Estimating: 
Cooper Gambrell (Troy) 1st Place

Herbaceous Plant Identification:
Andrea Jutte (Botkins) 1st Place

Truck & Trailer Operation:
Cooper Gambrell & Chase Quinter 1st place

Woody Plant Identification:
Becca Flory (Homeschooled) 1st Place

Landscape Maintenance Operation:
Tommy Grise (Piqua) & Kylin Withrow(Fairlawn) 2nd Place

Tree Climbing Skills:
Jackson Hemmert & Carter Owens 2nd Place

Irrigation Assembly & Troubleshooting:
Michael Hohenstein & Jackson Hemmert 2rd Place

Skid Steer Operation:
Tanner Palsgrove (Covington) 2nd Place

Sod Installation:
Tanner Palsgrove & Carter Owens (Both Covington) 2nd Place

Alexander Holt & Tommy Grise (Both Piqua) 2nd place

Hardscape Installation:
Michael Hohenstein (Miami East) & Jackson Hemmert(Piqua) 3rd Place

Compact Excavator Operation:
Boston Sherman (Piqua) 3rd Place

Boston Sherman & Chase Quinter (Both Piqua) 3rd place

3rd Place Individual Student out of 220 students:
Jackson Hemmert (Piqua)