First Woman to Compete in WRO

Angela Poston of Windshield Repair Specialists in Boise, Idaho, will travel to Las Vegas in just a few weeks to compete in the Third Annual Walt Gorman Memorial Windshield Repair Olympics (WRO). She'll be the first female competitor to participate.

"I'm nervous and excited at the same time," says Poston.

Poston's boss, Andy Larimore, took third place in the 2007 WRO and encouraged her to compete this year.

"He said it was awesome experience and that I should go for it," she says.

Poston, who has been in the windshield repair business for three years, is actively studying and preparing for the competition.

"Tomorrow I am taking the test to become certified [with the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA)] and then, in addition, I'm reading all the documents for the competition. I feel like I'm studying for a test."

Larimore is also assisting Poston in role-playing for the competition.

"I'm making him act as my customer," she says.

As for being the first female to enter, Poston says she didn't realize when she first signed up that she would be the first.

"I'm pretty amazed that more women don't compete," she says. "[Women are] pretty detail-oriented, you know. Maybe it'll open the door for someone, though."

The WRO will be held November 6 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The event is held as part of Auto Glass Week in Las Vegas, in conjunction with the Auto Glass Expo at NACE, the International Auto Glass Safety (AGRSS) Conference, the IGA's Fall Marketing Conference, the National Windshield Repair Association's (NWRA) Annual Conference, and the Fourth Annual Auto Glass Technician Olympics (AGTO).

The WRO is co-sponsored by AGRR magazine/™ and the NWRA.

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CLICK HERE for more information about the AGTO.

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