2022 IDEAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

November 4-6, 2022
Tampa Convention Center | Tampa, Florida

THE 2022 COMPETITION HEATS UP IN THE SUNSHINE STATE

HOW TO QUALIFY

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.

 


GET QUALIFIED TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

1. FIND AN EVENT AND REGISTER

Use the event locator to find in-person Qualifying Events near you. Events are added daily so check back if you don't see an event in your area. Be sure to register to secure your spot!

EVENT LOCATOR | REGISTER

 

2. CHECK-IN AND COMPETE

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!

CHECK-IN

 

3. CHECK THE LEADERBOARD

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!

LEADERBOARD

 


FAST TRACK TO FINALS

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 6 - 7, Louisville, KY

October 17 - 18, Austin, TX

2021 First Place Winners celebrate with checks and trophies

WHAT'S AT STAKE?

The best of the best will not only take home major bragging rights, they will also win over $600,000 in cash and prizes.
 

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

 

MEET THE 2021 CHAMPIONS

Anthony Kovalchick First Place Winner holding trophy

PROFESSIONALS

1st Place - Anthony Kovalchick

2nd Place - Roman Ryszewski

3rd Place - Greg Anliker

IDEAL National Championship Finals 2021 Mike Zurenda First Place Apprentice Winner

APPRENTICES

1st Place - Mike Zurenda

2nd Place - Elliot Phillips

3rd Place - David Hand

IDEAL National Championship 2021 Team First Place Winners

PRO-AM TEAMS

1st Place - Will Barnett & Christopher Brieschke

2nd Place - Ty'Quez Faulkner & Lamon Faulkner

 

 

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.

 

WHERE COMMUNITY MEETS REWARDS

Champions Club is a rewards program created to champion you - the electrical professionals and apprentices dedicated to the trade that powers our world. 

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