Congrats to high school welding invitational winners!

high school student welding with sparks flyingBlack Hawk College recently hosted the 2nd Annual Fillet Weld Invitational and the 1st Annual Groove Weld Invitational at the college’s Welding and Skilled Trades Center in downtown Kewanee.

The goal of these events is to provide a competitive welding contest in a state-of-the-art welding facility that gives high school students an opportunity to test their skills.

Teams consisted of five students for the Fillet Weld and four students for the Groove Weld. The top three individual scores counted toward the overall team score. Awards were given to the Top 3 teams and Top 10 individuals for each contest.

1st Annual Groove Weld Contest results

Top 3 teams
1 – AlWood
2 – ROWVA Blue
3 – Geneseo

Top 10 individuals
1 – Alex Hand – AlWood
2 – Colton Mansker – AlWood
3 – Brendan O’Neil – AlWood
4 – Payton Haynes – ROWVA
5 – Ian Phillips – Geneseo
6 – Logan O’Neil – AlWood
7 – Austin Opsal – Geneseo
8 – Trenton Shepherd – ROWVA
9 – Ben Murdock – ROWVA
10 – Joshua Schneider – Kewanee

Black Hawk College Welding Contest 2019 Groove Weld full results

2nd Annual BHC Fillet Weld Contest results

Top 3 teams
1 – AlWood
2 – Kewanee
3 – Mercer County 1

Top 10 individuals
1 – Colton Mansker – AlWood
2 – Bobby Ince – Kewanee
3 – Austin Collins – Kewanee
4 – Logan O’Neil – AlWood
5 – Brendan O’Neil – AlWood
6 – Nolan Cone – Wethersfield
7 – Aaron Zobrist – Geneseo
8 – Jake Saltzman – Mercer County
9 – Cody Fanning – Mercer County
10 – Sam Pemberton – Knoxville

Black Hawk College Welding Contest 2019 Fillet Weld full results

To see photos from the contest, visit Black Hawk College on Facebook.