Aviles is Supertech 2023 Grand Champion!
June 26, 2023On Saturday, June 24, Manny Aviles of Travel Centers of America won the 2023 SuperTech Maryland Championship. Aviles earned the top prize after having placed 2nd in 2022. He also won the Electrical Skill Station and will now go on to compete at the national SuperTech competition in Ohio in September.
More than 30 technicians and students gathered at CAT North High School in Severn to compete in this annual test of technician skills. Stations included brakes, preventive maintenance inspection, wheel end, fifth wheel, fasteners, engines, service information, electrical systems, and precision measuring. Technicians also completed a written test based on ASE’s standard practices.
2nd place went to Glenn Whisenand of G-Whiz, with Greg Johnson of BGE finishing third.
The Futuretech Maryland champion was Damani Alexander from North American Trade Schools.
As part of the day, HDA Truck Pride - North America's largest independent provider of commercial motor vehicle parts and service – used the competition as a qualifier to determine which of its top two techs will go to the national event. Winners were Brian Judy and Joel Maassen.
MMTA was also able to recognize a Virginia grand champion since there were 5 competing technicians from that state, which doesn't have its own competition. The VA champion was Michael Wolffe of Fairfax County Department of Vehicle Services.
Congratulations also goes out to the first-place finishers in each skill station. Every station winner received a cash award and plaque. Thank you to all sponsors, volunteers, and equipment contributors who help put this event together. We couldn’t do it without you!
View the complete list of winners at https://www.mdtrucking.org/files/2023SupertechWinners.pdf.