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Welding Students Held Competition at Pella High

Posted: Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 5:53 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Justin Webster

Sheila Graham, Welding Instructor at Pella High, held a competition yesterday for her class. Students were put into six groups of three, with one taking a written exam, one doing stick welding, and the third wire welding. The contest was sponsored by the Iowa section of the American Welding Society who was on site judging the competition.

Individual Place

GMAW – Gas Metal Arc Welding (also known as wire welding)
1st- Zach McClellan
2nd- Christian Rozenboom
3rd – Brady Vande Voort

SMAW – Shielded Metal Arc Welding (also known as stick welding)
1st – Ben Hardesty
2nd – Brady Dieleman
3rd – Jacob Beyer

Fundamentals of Welding Written Test 50pts
1st – Jordan Stephenson
2nd – Caleb Lee
3rd – Tanner Douwma

Team Score Placement

1st- Gabriel Stringer, Zach McClellan, Tanner Douwma
2nd – Jordan Stephenson, Tim Meinders, Anthony Bentzinger
3rd – Brady Vande Voort, Jacob Beyer, Drew Mortensen