Tri-C Places Fifth at National Landscape Competition
March 21, 2017
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Student Anthony Angelici finishes in Top 10 individually at collegiate contest
A team of students from Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) placed first among community colleges and fifth overall at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition held March 15-18 at Brigham Young University in Utah.
The 41st annual competition attracted 60 of the top horticulture and landscape schools in the country. The competition challenges students in 29 events that require the expertise needed to work in the industry.
Anthony Angelici of Sagamore Hills led Tri-C by placing sixth out of nearly 700 students. He finished among the Top 10 in each of his five events — irrigation design, irrigation troubleshooting, landscape maintenance operations, small engine repair and employee development.
Two additional Tri-C students also ranked among the national leaders.
Ross Clark of Russell Township finished 18th overall while posting Top 10 scores in compact excavator operation and hardscape installation. He also competed in tractor loader backhoe operation and truck and trailer operation.
Aaron Mohr of Stow placed 22nd while posting Top 10 scores in the four events he entered —arboriculture techniques, irrigation assembly, landscape maintenance operations and landscape plant installation.
Other Tri-C students with Top 10 performances in specific events included:
• Bryce Axelrod (Seville) in business management and computer-aided landscape design
• Nikki Barrett (Cuyahoga Falls) in irrigation troubleshooting
• James Brewer (Fairview Park) in interior plant identification
• Linus Glady (Lyndhurst) in arboriculture techniques, landscape plant installation and woody ornamental plant identification
• John Mackay (Strongsville) in employee development, irrigation assembly and woody ornamental plant identification
• McKenna Rowles (Garrettsville) in hardscape installation and landscape plant installation
The competition was organized by the National Association of Landscape Professionals and is a leading recruitment event for the landscape industry, where there is high demand for skilled workers.
Tri-C’s Plant Science and Landscape Technology program — based at the College’s Eastern Campus in Highland Hills — prepares students for careers in landscape design and construction; garden center or nursery management; and other horticulture fields.