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Pipe trades apprentices from throughout West Virginia gathered in Wheeling on Tuesday for a three-day statewide apprenticeship contest at the Plumbers & Fitters Local 83 training facility.

Apprentices competed in five categories: welding, pipefitting, plumbing, HVAC and sprinkler fitting. The fifth-year apprentices performed live demonstrations from their trades each day.

Winners advance to the regional contest against other states and Washington, D.C.