The Campus Comet

FHS Trio Places First and Third in San Angelo Show

Back to Article
Back to Article

FHS Trio Places First and Third in San Angelo Show

JT Peet, Staff

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Fredericksburg welders placed well at the ag mechanic’s show held in San Angelo on February 3-5. Kaiden Itz finished first with his 32’ tri-axle cattle trailer while Dalton Keener and Tucker Klein placed third with their 26’ lowboy gooseneck trailer. Over 1400 students participated in the event. 

Several months of preparation and building went into welding the trailers.

“We had a total of 300 hours between the both of us,” Keener said. “The work was divided pretty evenly between the two of us.”

There were lots of moving parts involved in their projects. The trailers included wiring as well as making their projects presentable in front of the judges at the show.

“The D- tread was definitely the hardest part,” Klein said. “It took forever to figure out how to cut and line them up, and you still had to weld it on.” 

“The hardest part for me was probably the neck of the trailer,” Itz said. “You have to get the neck perfectly square or your trailer will run crooked down the road.”

There was also a lot of preparation and planning needed before the actual welding took place. 

“Since I was by myself, I had to plan the whole trailer out well in advance,” Itz said. “Even before last year’s ag mechanics shows ended, I started ordering metal and getting my equipment together since I knew it would be a challenge being by myself.”

The projects that teammates Klein and Keener, and Itz worked on weren’t just for the show, but were made to be used after.

“We built it for my family,” Keener said. “My family needed a new flatbed so that’s what we decide to make and present.” 

In the end, the first and third place medals were received by the trio, and they were pleased with their results. 

“It felt pretty good,” Keener said. “I was hoping for a second or first place medal, but at a major ag mechanics shows it was definitely a blessing.”

“I was really surprised,” Itz said. “I never thought that I would’ve gotten that far, and the feeling felt good.”

Navigate Left
  • FHS Trio Places First and Third in San Angelo Show

    Features

    Barreling Towards Success

  • FHS Trio Places First and Third in San Angelo Show

    Features

    Enlisting Seniors

  • FHS Trio Places First and Third in San Angelo Show

    Features

    Teachers Prepare for Retirement

  • FHS Trio Places First and Third in San Angelo Show

    Features

    Reap What You Sow

  • FHS Trio Places First and Third in San Angelo Show

    Features

    Adaption to Adoption

  • FHS Trio Places First and Third in San Angelo Show

    Features

    Vaping: The New Teenage Epidemic Sweeping Through High Schools

  • FHS Trio Places First and Third in San Angelo Show

    Features

    Interact Makes a Difference with Campus Projects

  • FHS Trio Places First and Third in San Angelo Show

    Features

    Pathway to College: Steps to Take to Make the Dream a Reality

  • FHS Trio Places First and Third in San Angelo Show

    Features

    Fredericksburg Color Guard Flourishes Under New Direction

  • FHS Trio Places First and Third in San Angelo Show

    Features

    Students Vs. Parents High School Experiences

Navigate Right
Fredericksburg High School's Media Publication
FHS Trio Places First and Third in San Angelo Show