Western Students Win Respiratory Therapy Award

Western Technical College Respiratory Therapist students Benton Krupicka, Talman Wiles, Marissa Holzer and Lucas Massman recently won the 2019 Top RT Challenge earlier this month at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

The three-day competition involved healthcare simulations designed to test the team’s teamwork, knowledge, dexterity, and creativity in a high stress environment. Teams were randomly placed in brackets and competed head-to-head. The Western team defeated 14 other schools, including some four-year Respiratory Therapist programs, in the competition.

In addition, Western student Talman Wiles won the Top RT 2019, an award to the highest scoring individual throughout the competition.

To learn more about Western’s RT program, visit www.westerntc.edu/respiratory-therapist or call 608.785.9200.