May 06, 2021

Welding students take home gold and silver medals in state SkillsUSA competition

welding students with 2021 SkillsUSA competition medals

Welding students from Anoka Technical College participated in the 2021 state of Minnesota SkillsUSA competition.

Students participated in multiple categories of skilled contests including welding and welding sculpture.

Wade Gartner won the silver medal in the individual welding contest where students’ skills are time tested in five areas of welding.

Travis Money won the gold medal in the welding sculpture competition where he designed, built and documented a sculpture and portfolio.

gold medal winning welding sculpture from 2021 SkillsUSA competition

Money’s award-winning piece earned him the opportunity to represent the state of Minnesota at the national SkillsUSA contest where he will have to field questions from a panel of judges about the sculpture as he goes up against 50 other state contestants.


Learn more about Anoka Tech's welding program here.

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