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RELIVE THE ACTION FROM THE 2022 IDEAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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THE ROAD TO TAMPA


WHERE ELECTRICIANS BECOME LEGENDS

 

The IDEAL National Championship, established in 2016, is designed to celebrate and honor the Electrical trade. The competition highlights the professional trades as a rewarding, mentally-stimulating and in-demand career path that provides necessary skills to keep local communities thriving – which was crucial during the pandemic, and continues to be a top priority as we transition forward to support infrastructure improvements.


The IDEAL National Championship is now part of the Elite Trades Championship Series, expanding support for the skilled trades and career path opportunities to other areas, including auto and HVAC technicians in 2022.

2022 IDEAL National Championship Winners

PROFESSIONALS

1st Place - Tom Kennedy

2nd Place - Greg Anliker

3rd Place -Josh Tower

APPRENTICES

1st Place - Jordan Finfrock

2nd Place - Elliot Phillips

3rd Place - Luis Sanchez

TEAMS

1st Place - Seth Agnew & Justin Frick

2nd Place - Alec Perkins & Thomas Ladd

 

WHAT WAS AT STAKE?

PROFESSIONALS

1st Place: $60,000 | 2nd Place: $25,000 | 3rd Place: $10,000

 

APPRENTICES

1st Place: $40,000 | 2nd Place: $20,000 | 3rd Place: $10,000
 

Check Out Our Favorite Moments

The 2022 IDEAL National Championship saw the nation’s top electrical pros & apprentices taking on difficult and exciting challenges. From scaling roofs with our first ever solar challenge to wiring up hot tubs, we put these men and women to the test.

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

 

Get to know the stories of some electricians and apprentices from around the country, including previous IDEAL National Championship Competitors, as they work on some incredible projects that power our world. 

Dale Drozda | Shedd Aquarium
From beluga whales to sharks, Dale Drozda works alongside some pretty cool aquatic creatures as Head Electrician at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. In this episode of Wire to Wire, watch how Dale keeps critical life support systems up and running for the 32,000 animals that reside at the Shedd.

Noreen | Bose Center for Performing Arts

This episode of Wire to Wire features two-time National Competitor, Noreen. Not only is Noreen a seasoned professional, she’s a proud member of Tradeswomen Building Bridges, an organization working to increase female visibility in the trades. Learn more about what initially drew Noreen to a career in the trades.

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Top 30 professionals listed in numerical order

Top 30 apprentices listed in numerical order
List of top 30 apprentices in numerical order

Five competing teams and names listed in numerical order
List of top 5 team competitor teams and names
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