Boilermakers Local 169 hosted the 15th Annual High School Welding Invitational on Friday, May 19, 2017 at their training center in Allen Park, MI. 40 students from 13 schools from across the state competed. Participating students (all high school seniors) took both a written test and a weld test, and the competitor with the highest cumulative score was declared the winner.
This year's winners were:
1st place - Justin Goretski, Flat Rock High School
2nd place - Justin Biasatti, Woodhave High School
3rd place (tie) - Patrick O'Rourke, Flat Rock High School & Zachary Boitnott, Woodhaven High School
Team Award: Flat Rock High School
Top row (left to right): Walt Sisler, Instructor, Flat Rock High School; Mark Wertz, National Coordinator, BNAP; Mark Salgat, Instructor, Woodhaven High School
Bottom row (left to right): Justin Goretski, 1st Place, Flat Rock High School; Justin Biasatti, 2nd Place, Woodhaven High School; Patrick O'Rourke, 3rd Place, Flat Rock High School; Zachary Boitnott, 3rd Place, Woodhaven High School