To make it to Tampa, you must qualify first. Qualifying Events are held in every U.S. state and Canadian region. Each event is a test of skill and workmanship to complete a task using IDEAL Tools. Events are open to professionals and apprentices. The best apprentice and professional score in each state and Canadian region advance to the IDEAL National Championship Finals.
The winners will then go head-to-head in Tampa, Florida with all new challenges and over $600,000 in cash and prizes on the line.
Are you an electrical distributor or school? Complete the form to host a qualifying event at your location.
Each event is a test of skill and workmanship to complete a task using IDEAL Tools. Events are open to professionals and apprentices. Don't forget to check-in upon arrival at your event!
The best apprentice and professional score in each state and Canadian region advance to the IDEAL National Championship Finals in Tampa, Florida. Check the Leaderboard to see who's in the running!
Put your skills to the test at an Automatic Qualifying Event where the top pro and top student winner from each event will hit the fast track and automatically advance to the IDEAL National Championship Finals.
July 21, Brooklyn Park, MN
July 30 - 31, Ann Arbor, MI
October 4, Denver, CO
October 6 - 7, Louisville, KY
October 17 - 18, Austin, TX
AUTOMATIC QUALIFIER WINNERS ADVANCING TO TAMPA
Pro – Michael Fox
Pro – Jake Thoeness
Apprentice – Emma Becker
Apprentice – Jordan Finfrock
The top 2 apprentices and top 2 professionals with the best time from all combined Lowe's events will move on to the IDEAL National Championship Finals in Tampa, Florida.
1st Place - Anthony Kovalchick
2nd Place - Roman Ryszewski
3rd Place - Greg Anliker
1st Place - Mike Zurenda
2nd Place - Elliot Phillips
3rd Place - David Hand
1st Place - Will Barnett & Christopher Brieschke
2nd Place - Ty'Quez Faulkner & Lamon Faulkner
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