BTC's 8th Annual Welding Rodeo / by Rhys Logan

Bellingham Technical College hosted its 8th annual welding rodeo May 15 and 16th. The Welding Rodeo, which is actually a sculpture competition, pitted eight teams within an eight hour time-frame, against each other in a friendly competition of designing a themed piece that will be auctioned off  in the community.  The Money goes toward prizes for the four-man teams, the BTC Welding Student Scholarship fund, and for the event itself.  This year's theme: Space.

Wes Wood (front), Noah Trumble (left), Jacob O'Dell (back) and Ted Feenstra (not pictured) race the clock to design their piece, 1-800 Space Tow. All four are high school students from Sedro Woolley in Curt Genther's advanced welding class.Sedro-Woolley High School Senior Wes Wood grinds down the edges of piece so it will fit together with another