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ONLA's Ohio High School Landscape Olympics (OHLO) tests students' skills through hands-on, competitive events designed by industry professionals. OHLO broadens the high school education experience and introduces students to the many opportunities offered by a career in the green industry. 

 

The fourth annual Ohio High School Landscape Olympics was held on October 10 and 11 at OSU ATI in Wooster, Ohio. 

 

2019 Medalists

 

Teams
1st Place: Ohio Hi-Point
2nd Place: Upper Valley Career Center
3rd Place: Jackson
4th Place: Auburn Career Center
5th Place: Delaware Area Career Center

 

Top Ten Individuals
1. Keegan Minard, Jackson
2. Braden Scheetz, Jackson
3. Gage Sheeley, Ohio Hi-Point
4. Mason Price, Upper Valley Career Center
5. Charlie Brown, Tolles Tech
6. Bradley Osborn, Ohio Hi-Point
7. Isaac Buxton, Delaware Area Career Center
8. Jairon Douglas, Upper Valley Career Center
9. Logan Anthony, Upper Valley Career Center
10. (Tie) Hannah Fuhry, Portage Lakes Career Center;  Maria Caplinger, Portage Lakes Career Center


Compact Excavator
Gold: Braden Scheetz, Jackson
Silver: Eli Baker, Upper Valley Career Center
Bronze: Scotty Stearns, Penta Career Center

 

Cost Estimating
Gold: Christian Au, Ohio Hi-Point
Silver: Andrew VanHoose, Ohio Hi-Point
Bronze: Ceasr Monge, Delaware Area Career Center


Hardscape Installation 
Gold: Jackson
Silver: Upper Valley Career Center
Bronze: Gates Mills

 

Irrigation
Gold: Portage Lakes
Silver: Auburn Career Center
Bronze: Tolles Career



Knot Tying
Gold: Auburn Career Center
Silver: Ohio Hi-Point
Bronze: Jackson

Landscape Maintenance
Gold: Ohio Hi-Point
Silver: Auburn Career Center
Bronze: Eastland Career Center

Lighting
Gold: Logan Anthony, Upper Valley Career Center
Silver: Gage Sheeley, Ohio Hi-Point
Bronze: Declan Goerndt, Auburn Career Center

Plant ID
Gold (Tie): Maria Caplinger, Portage Lakes Career Center
Gold (Tie): Aaron Knipp, Portage Lakes Career Center
Silver: Hannah Fuhry, Portage Lakes Career Center

Plant Installation
Gold: Jackson
Silver: Auburn Career Center
Bronze: Marysville

Sales Presentation
Gold: Iam Glosser, Jackson
Silver: Maya Benseon, Eastland Career Center
Bronze: Nickie Lawhorn, Tolles Career & Technical Center

Skid Steer
Gold: Charlie Brown, Tolles Career & Technical Center
Silver: Brodie Routt, Eastland Career Center
Bronze: Wyatt Long, Ohio Hi-Point

Truck and Trailer
Gold: Jackson
Silver: Ohio Hi-Point
Bronze: Upper Valley Career Center

Turfgrass
Gold: Ohio Hi-Point
Silver: Auburn Career Center
Bronze: Knox County Career Center


Thank you to our sponsors!

 

2019 Competition Hosts 

 


Our Generous Sponsors

 

Gold Sponsor

 

Silver Sponsors

 

Bronze Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

Fun Zone Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting Sponsors

 

Bryan Equipment

M.J. Design Associates, Inc.

Hidden Creek Landscaping

 

Competing in OHLO

OHLO is open to all Ohio High Schools and Career Centers with horticulture programs. Single teams from all participating schools may compete in all events, or just a few. Competitive events test the student’s abilities to interact in a hands on environment. Events are planned, implemented and scored by industry sponsors using guidelines generated by ONLA.

Please contact Roni Petersen at roni@onla.org to receive more information. 

 

Sponsoring OHLO

Sponsorship connects you with the next generation of green industry professionals, builds brand awareness, and shows your company’s support of an important cause. Through the OHLO sponsorship program, green industry businesses can have a direct impact when it matters—when young adults are exploring their career options. More so, your involvement guarantees that your business’ name and brand are top of mind with this future workforce.

Sponsorship funds are vital to the success of this event! Help make the Olympics a memorable event for 200+ students. Email roni@onla.org for more information. 

 

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