Best Welder in the World – Who is it?

By ced •  Updated: 07/13/21 •  6 min read

When it comes to welders, they are always a competitive bunch. Everyone wants to be the best they can be. And there are a lot of people who want to become welders. However, how many of them know that welding is a profession and not just a hobby? It requires a lot of skill, technical knowledge, and the ability to think quickly. In this context, we can say that welders are the best in the world.

Not only do these welders need high level of skill, but also they need to be very patient and able to think quickly. With the increase in the number of welders, there is also an increasing demand for these welders.

There is a saying that goes like this, “If I could meet one person in the world, it would be a welder.” Whether you believe in the power of welding or not, it is undeniable that when done correctly, welders can make life easier and more durable. Welding is an art and science that has been around for thousands of years but is still going strong and will continue to endure for many years to come.

With that said, there are just as many welder scams out there as there are welders. This makes it very important to know who is legit and who isn’t. Whose name does the local paper give to write a bad review about? The answer comes back, “It’s the guy that won’t show up and the welder who didn’t do a good job.”

In this article, we will be looking at who the best welder is in the world. To do this, we have consulted with other top welders and assembled a team of experts. We will also take into consideration how much experience they have in their field as well as their reviews on other welding services and supplies.

Arc Cup International Welding Competition (ACIWC)

The Arc Cup International Welding Competition (ACIWC) is the World’s largest welding competition. The event is open to all welders who have completed a welding apprenticeship. The best welders in the world from all countries come together and take part in welding competitions side-by-side to showcase their expertise and experience when it comes to welding.

ACIWC is held annually in November. It has become one of the most prestigious welding competitions in North America.

ACIWC consists of three events: an Open Division, a Limited Division, and an Open Limited Division (OLD). There is also a “Specialty” division for those who are interested in entering but do not have enough experience to participate in the other two divisions.

Let’s take a look at some of the past welders in this internationally recognized competition to determine who the best welders in the world are.

Anton Kamenskikh

Anton Kamenskikh is the eldest son of the family. He was born in the village of Smolenskoye (Tver region) on March 17, 1990. Until the age of 16 he attended a secondary school in Moscow, then in a vocational school in Tver and for two years attended a community college. He also took part in various contests and competitions, including the International Welding Competition (IWOC) that he won third place at in 2015.

Nowadays Anton Kamenskikh is engaged in welding and electric arc welding. He has a very successful professional career as an electric and gas welder at Gazprom Transgaz Tchaikovsky, where he has been working for 15 years now. His work involves supplying pipes from Gazprom Transgaz Tchaikovsky to gas fields located in the East of Russia. His duties include fault diagnosis, repair and maintenance of all types of welding machines and welders, and quality control over work products.

Anton Kamenskikh is a member of the Russian Federation’s Solidarity Fund for Trade Unions from 2015 to 2017. He is also a member of the trade union committee at his workplaces.

Chandler Vincent

Chandler Vincent is a young welder from Utah who was mentored by two of the best in the welding world. He went from being a high school dropout to being named one of the best welders in the world.

Chandler Vincent is a young welder from Utah. After graduating high school, he dropped out but continued with welding classes at Uintah Basin Applied Technology College (UBATC) for just one semester. He then competed nationally and received an award as the Best of Nation at that competition while also earning a Medallion of Excellence for his trade. He traveled to Abu Dhabi and competed at the WorldSkills Competition where he did not medal but was named Best of Nation for the U.S. as the team member with the highest overall total score at the competition.

When he first got into welding, Vincent was a high school dropout, but his mom convinced him to give welding one more chance by finding one class that he liked. That’s how he discovered the welding program at Ubatc where he would go on to become one of the best welders in the world. His mom is very proud of him and says: “He realized he loved welding his freshman year, and then decided to be the best welder he could be. We are proud of him.”


At the end of the day, the best welders are known for their quality of work and of course, being industry thought leaders.

Being a good welder requires a lot of hard work in and outside the shop, and it takes a lot of practice to get good at it.

If you have the determination to learn it, it can be a rewarding career, but it does take a little time to develop that skill set. It’s also important to find a mentor or other shop teacher who can guide you along the way.

There are so many different types of welding technologies and it’s important to learn to use the right one for the job.

If you want to be a good welder, it takes dedication, practice, and a little luck, but if you are willing to work hard and put in the time, you can achieve your goals in this rewarding career.

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