Annual Welding Competition

Annual Welding Competition

Western Welding Academy is a pipe welding school located in Gillette, Wyoming. We are hosting our first annual welding competition and show case for young and old to put there skills to the test!

WHERE:

Western Welding Academy 2107 N. Hwy 14-16 Gillette, WY 82716

WHEN:

September 12th, 2020. Registration begins at 8 a.m. | Event begins at 11 a.m.

WHO:

The competition is open to High School students (9-12). We are also doing an open division for anyone above the age of 19.

HIGH SCHOOL CONTEST (ages 16-19)

Prizes:

Merchandise packs & welding hoods from CMR Fabrications, Outlaw Leather, Arosswelding, Western Welder, and more!

 

1st Place Prize

$10,000 WWA Scholarship

 

2nd Place Prize

$5,000 WWA Scholarship

 

3rd Place Prize

$2,500 WWA Scholarship

 

Both Highschool and Open Division will have a top 3 format.

OPEN CONTEST (ages 20+)

Prizes:

Merchandise packs & welding hoods from CMR Fabrications, Outlaw Leather, Arosswelding, Western Welder, and more!

 

1st Place Prize

$500 Cash

 

2nd Place Prize

$250 Cash

 

3rd Place Prize

$100 Cash

 

Both Highschool and Open Division will have a top 3 format.

Welds to be made:

* uphill procedure except for the downhill event

High school competitors will weld out a 6 inch in the 2G position on pipe

  • Open division will weld out a 6 inch in the 6g position on pipe
  • All rod and  pipe will be supplied

 

Weld Procedure/Position

2g  and 6g positions with a 6010 root pass and participant choice of 6010/7018 hot pass. 7018 fill and 3 bead cap

5G position downhill procedure.

6 inch

10 inch

1/8 -6010

3/32 – 1/8 -7018

1/8-6010

5/32-Arc 80 or 3/16

Competition Details:

  • $40 entry fee for High School competitors
  • $50 entry fee for Open competition
  • If you wish to compete in the downhill event it will be $30 at the door. RSVP by August 29th or register at the door for an additional fee.