EWC Welding student wins Bronze Medal at U.S. Weld TrialsPhoto caption: L to R Tanner Tipsword & Mark Schmidt EWC Welding Student Tanner Tipsword is presented the K3236XI Welding Ready Pack from Mark Schmidt, of US Welding in Scottsbluff, NE and on behalf of Myron Delgado of Lincoln Electric.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 • 11:50 am


Photo caption:  L to R Tanner Tipsword & Mark Schmidt

EWC Welding Student Tanner Tipsword is presented the K3236XI Welding Ready Pack from Mark Schmidt, of US Welding in Scottsbluff, NE and on behalf of Myron Delgado of Lincoln Electric.

Tanner Tipsword, Cheyenne, WY received a K3236XI Welding Ready pack that was donated to him by Lincoln Electric Company and U.S. Welding. Scottsbluff sales representative Mark Schmidt and on behalf of Myron Delgado, Lincoln Electric Sales Representative, Denver, CO presented Tanner with the gear that was personalized. He took to the gear to the U.S. Weld Trials in Daytona, Florida February 17-26 where he competed and received a Bronze Medal.
The competition lasted four days and multiple welding processes were tested.  The welding requirements are so precise that a number of the welds required x-ray reviews and hydrostatic pressure tests up to 1,000 pounds per square inch in order to verify the integrity and quality of the welds.
“I really have to commend Tanner for the amount of time and effort he has put into the preparation for each of these competitions,” shared EWC welding instructor and SkillsUSA advisor Stan Nicolls. “It has been a great experience to work with him.”
For more information about the EWC welding program, contact the college at 307.532.8275.  For more information about the SkillsUSA world competition visit http://www.worldskills.org.

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