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Janesville Craig Students Take First Place in Annual JunkYard Wars Competition

May 27, 2023


Janesville Craig High School won first place in the competition. Pictured, left to right: Eddie McLevige, Alex Doane, Anthony Greco, Auron Morris and Braden Punzel.

Blackhawk Technical College’s Welding program hosted its annual JunkYard Wars on Friday, May 26, at the Advanced Manufacturing Training in Milton. The event featured students from eight high schools using welding to create art from junk.

The JunkYard Wars theme this year was Fab Flowers.

Teams selected pieces of metal from a junk pile, created an art piece and competed for prizes donated by local manufacturers and suppliers.

The event was widely supported by industry partners who generously donated giveaways and prizes for the participants. Thank you to all who donated!

2023 JunkYard Wars Results:

  • First place: Janesville Craig High School
  • Second place: Beloit Turner High School
  • Third place: The Lincoln Academy

The schools that participated were Janesville Craig High School, Beloit Turner High School, Lincoln Academy, Monroe High School, Milton High School, Belleville High School, Janesville Parker High School and Clinton High School.

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Beloit Turner High School won second place in the competition. Pictured, left to right: Cortez Castillo, Isaac Adams, Preston Merrill, and Jack Fischer.


The Lincoln Academy placed third in the competition. Pictured, left to right: Cole McMillin, Kaden Randall, Dawson Van Fleet, Madeline Schulz and instructor: Matt Schultz.

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