First Row from L-R: Joe Young, Brad Clink, Ray Connolly and Geoff Putnam. Back Row from L-R: Jason Becker, Branden Muehlbrandt, Nick Peterson, Chandler Vincent, Matt Hayden and Andrew Cardin. Photo by Craig Moore
The Arc Junkies podcast, hosted by Jason Becker, recently featured several past WorldSkills USA welders and experts on an episode titled “Weld Wednesday/AWS Competing on the World Stage.” The WorldSkills competitors represented welders who competed in the WorldSkills Competition from 1993 to 2017.
Becker’s guests included Brandon Muehlbrandt, 1995 Lyon, France (silver medal); Nick Peterson, 1993 Taipei, Taiwan (bronze medal); Joe Young, 2009 Calgary, Canada (silver medal); Brad Clink 2011 London, England (silver medal); Ray Connolly 1999 Montreal, Canada (gold medal); Geoff Putnam, WorldSkills USA welding committee; Matt Hayden, pretrial competitor 1992 and part of the WorldSkills Committee for the U.S.; Andrew Cardin, 2015 São Paulo, Brasil, Medallion of Excellence (5th place); and Chandler Vincent, 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE, Medallion of Excellence (5th place).
You can listen to the episode below.