The AWS recnetly hosted a D1.5 Bridge Welding Code contest at Ohio’s Zane State College. The participants tested their skills by welding one overhead and one vertical plate weld each, and then, the winners were announced…
Man of steel
Colt Sammons takes first place in American Welding Society contest
STAFF REPORTS • MAY 15, 2009
COSHOCTON – Colt Sammons, a senior from River View High School and a member of the Metal Fabrication program at the Coshocton County Career Center, brought home a first-place finish in the American Welding Society D1.5 Bridge Welding Code contest, sponsored by Mid-East Career and Technology Center’s Welding Advisory Committee.
The competition took place May 7 at Zane State College’s Cambridge Campus. Fourteen contestants, representing seven career-tech schools in east and southeast Ohio, competed in the industry-based credentialing event.
The contest included both a prerequisite written exam and a hands-on challenge, which consisted of two plate welds – one vertical and one overhead.
The plate entries were inspected by a Certified Welding Inspector, according to the AWS D1.5 Bridge Code. Each contestant was then ranked, based on a combined numeric score of each weld plate and the contestant’s safety practices exhibited during the competition.