A new graduate of Grafton Large School is a national winner right after successful an automotive upkeep competitiveness in Atlanta this summer months.

Owen Pryga took house the SkillsUSA Automotive Servicing and Gentle Restore gold medal in June, according to a information release from Nic Fullington, Pryga’s technological education and learning instructor at Grafton Significant College.

Pryga received more than $8,000 really worth of Snap-On equipment and a $1,000 scholarship from Harbor Freight Instruments from SkillsUSA for successful the competitiveness.

“When I observed out I won it, it was also rather outrageous. I was hoping for top rated a few, to at the very least get a medal, go on phase. It blew me absent that I received first location,” Pryga said in a telephone interview.

Pryga was a single of 20 college students from throughout the state who labored on various duties about six hrs in the competitiveness that tested students’ abilities in basic safety, brakes, electrical and electronics, suspension, steering, alignment, significant motor restore, engine overall performance and transmissions, in accordance to the news launch.