Every other year since 1995, Hyundai Motor Company has held the Hyundai World Skill Olympics (WSO) at its Technical Center in Korea. Stay tuned to learn more about this year’s competition and the four Americans that brought home Hyundai World Skill Olympic medals.

What is the Hyundai World Skill Olympics?

The Hyundai World Skill Olympics is a series of competitions with a goal of improving Hyundai service technician’s skills in an interactive and unique environment. For 2017, 72 service professionals from 53 countries participated in a written examination and practical evaluations of:

  • Electric devices
  • Chassis and automatic transmissions
  • Engines

And for the first time, all participants sent by Hyundai Motors America won medals.

This includes a technician from our service center in Wilmington, North Carolina. Keep reading to find out which awards the U.S. technicians won.

Overall World Top Technician

Robert Tyler Johnson from Paramount Hyundai in Hickory, North Carolina, was awarded a silver medal in this category.

Chassis System

Ty Mooney from Wright Way Hyundai in Staunton, Virginia, won a silver medal in this category.

Electrical System

Jake Rigdon from Luther Burnsville Hyundai in Burnsville, Minnesota, received a gold medal thanks to his performance in the Electrical System category.

Excellent Skills

Bradley Draughon from Parkway Hyundai in Wilmington, North Carolina, was awarded an Excellent Skills medal.

Have Confidence in Quality Service at Parkway Hyundai

These games are designed to reinforce Hyundai’s dedication to customer satisfaction and quality service. As a Hyundai dealership, we are proud of the commitment and skills demonstrated by our technician, as well as the other United States competitors.

Experience our high-quality care first hand with a service appointment at our dealership in Wilmington, North Carolina.