Why didn't they have this junk when I was in Welding school?
Bellingham Technical College (BTC)
BTC's Welding Technology Program hosts what they term a "Welding Rodeo" which is a welding Sculpture Competition.
This Welding Art and sculpture competition allows for 10 teams, (each consisting of 4 people) to select scrap metal, design, and fabricate a finished sculpture in just 8 hours.
There are quality individual and team prizes for contest winners, as well as an opportunity to exhibit on the BTC campus.
The sculptures get auctioned off , with the proceeds to benefit the BTC Welding Student Scholarship Fund, the Welding Rodeo, and participating artists.
Sounds like a bunch of fun to me.