Designation: Welding

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Wyatt Hansen

Representing the United States at WorldSkills in Welding WorldSkills competitor Wyatt Hansen says the 2024 Welding competition will allow him the opportunity to see where he stands against the best welders in the world. Hansen represented the state of Utah at the SkillsUSA Championships and won a national gold medal in Welding in 2023. He…
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Jordan Packer

Representing the United States at WorldSkills in Welding I am currently attending Utah State University Eastern in Price, Utah earning two Associates Degrees. I started welding sophomore year of high school and was Provo High School’s individual welding competitor for three years placing 4th in 2019. I chose to come to USUE due to its…
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Ryan Fincher, Welding

Ryan Fincher

Representing the United States at WorldSkills in Welding Ryan Fincher’s love for welding sparked when he noticed an older friend was training and competing in high school “I fell in love with welding the moment I struck an arc,” he said. I’ve always been competitive, so I dove right in to prove I could be…
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Ray Connolly

Ray Connolly has 22 years of experience in the field of welding in the aerospace, petrochemical, and power generation industries, and is now a welding engineer for a naval defense contractor. Ray also teaches part-time at Jefferson Community College in Missouri and is an active member of the American Welding Society. Ray’s success at the…
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