Wuertz Wins Big on Blade Smithing Show

Congrats go to alumnus Travis Wuertz, who took top honors on the March 15 episode on the History Channel reality competition "Forged in Fire." The show challenges master blade smiths to craft weapons under tough time contraints. 

Wuertz, who received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 2006, created a Viking sword in five days. For his exemplary efforts, he was awarded $10,000 and a chance to return for the season's championship episode.

Read more in the Casa Grande Dispatch.

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