Welding Thunder 2013 [SUMMARY WITH PHOTOS]

The second annual Welding Thunder welding competition was hosted by Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood, AZ. on Friday Oct. 25 and Saturday Oct. 26. The competition this year included 8 High school teams and 2 College teams from all over the state of Arizona.

The high school teams fabricated smokers and the college teams fabricated a combo of a BBQ grill and smoker.  The inspection of the fabricated items included everything from cutting to welding the final product, and were inspected by volunteer members of the American Welding Society (AWS) and included AWS Certified Welding Inspectors and a Senior Certified Welding Inspectors as far away as San Diego, CA..

Flagstaff High School took first place in the H.S. fabrication division and Mohave Community College took first place in the College fabrication division.

This is an event that could not happen without the support of instructors,parents,countless volunteers,our welding industry partners and the schools.


Flagstaff High School Photo L to R:
Colin Poindexter, Trey Tucker, Wes King (instructor), Mike Rust (instructor), Marshawn Gorman, Jorge Jiminez, Not Pictured : Spencer Tinsman.

Mojave Community College Photo L to R:
Harlie LaFevers, Todd Timmons, Robert Link , Buddy May (Instructor), Ken Collins, Bryan Mcculloch (Advisor), Tim Grive.