FREMONT – Eight Fremont High School SkillsUSA welding students recently competed in the Inaugural Metro Omaha Trades Invitational at the Fort Omaha Campus.
The competition was held on Saturday, February 2 and consisted of written and physical tests for students in Gas Metal Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Oxyfuel Cutting to demonstrate their mastery of the subject. Fremont represented well by placing three of the top five welders and five of the top ten.
Results from the High School Welding Competition:
- 1st Place: Devin Roschewski
- 2nd Place: Zach Strobel
- Ivan Esparza, Austyn Gard and Quentin Cisler finished in the top 10.
“The hard work that these students put in has been rewarded. I could not be prouder of the work ethic of these students and the drive to prepare themselves for the careers that are ahead of them,” said Brad Ryun, Fremont High School Welding Academy teacher. All participating students are current or former members of the MCC/FHS Welding Academy under the instruction of Ryun and Rob Hocking (Metropolitan Community College).
After the competition Ryun and Hocking noted seeing the pride students had on their faces when walking out of the welding shop. “They knew that they were winners, regardless of the results, and we felt so too.”