Technology studies students take 4 firsts at regional competition

Six Fort Hays State University technology teams placed in the regional Technology Education Collegiate Association Conference, four of them taking first. The competition was Nov. 10 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

"The students carried on the strong tradition of competing well and maintaining the recognition FHSU has earned in the technology field," said Kim Stewart, associate professor of technology studies.

Teams of TECA members from Kansas, Utah and Wyoming competed in six areas: Communication, Problem Solving, Manufacturing, Transportation, Teaching Lesson and Technology Challenge.

The first place Live Manufacturing team members were Eric Denault, Concordia senior; Ashley Goering, Cimarron senior; Russ Flinn, Cheney senior; Matt Mazouch, Great Bend senior; and Lucas Meiar, WaKeeney senior.

Placing first in Transporation was the team of Mike Kilgore, Salina sophomore; Adam McElwain Dodge City junior; Mark Bogner Odin sophomore and Brent Kerr, Ness City senior.

Placing first in Problem Solving were Jace Stewart, Hays, senior; Eric Stuhlsatzm, Garden Plain senior; Brandon Kilgore, Ellinwood sophomore; and Flinn.

Two FHSU teams competed in Technology Challenge. Placing first were Flinn, Mazouch, Stahlsatz and Jessica Cox, Colby senior. The team of Stewart, Deneault, Goering and Meiar took second.

Also placing second, in Live Communication, were Cox and Woodrow Fanning, Scott City senior.

Two individuals also competed in Teaching Lesson. Lindsey Schaefer, Gardner sophomore, took first, and Rebecca Applebee, Topeka sophomore, took third.

For more information on TECA contact Stewart, at (785) 628-4305 or by email at

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