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Team United States of America


SkillsUSA will be sending a team of 19 competitors to the 43rd WorldSkills Competition being held in São Paulo, Brazil, in August 2015. The SkillsUSA WorldTeam will compete in 19 skill areas, some for the first time. New competitions for the U.S. team include Manufacturing Team Challenge and Heavy Vehicle Equipment Maintenance. We are also entering Mechanical Engineering Design – CAD as well as Baking for the first time in many years.

Member Organization

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations and for further education. SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.

Team Leader Contact

Heidi Walsh

Press Contact

Craig Moore

Press Releases

Press Room




Maria Buko

Daniel Dossett
Manufacturing Team Challenge


Lauryn Erickson

Daniel Furr

Ian Gwaltney



Erica Heckman
Manufacturing Team Challenge

Brock Miesner
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Dustin Mortsolf
Heavy Vehicle Maintenance


Michael Mullen
Automobile Technology

Jake Rivard
Mechanical Engineering Design - CAD

Bailee Romero
Beauty Therapy



Chris Royea
Plumbing and Heating

Nicholas Taylor
Web Design

Luis Vazquez
Restaurant Service


Spencer Wolf
Graphic Design Technology

Ryan Womble

Jacob Wozniak

Skills with Competitors

  • Bakery
  • Welding
  • Manufacturing Team Challenge
  • Hairdressing
  • Bricklaying
  • Mechatronics
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Heavy Vehicle Maintenance
  • Automobile Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Design - CAD
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Web Design
  • Restaurant Service
  • Graphic Design Technology
  • Cabinetmaking