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.
1st Place - Tom Kennedy
2nd Place - Greg Anliker
3rd Place -Josh Tower
1st Place - Jordan Finfrock
2nd Place - Elliot Phillips
3rd Place - Luis Sanchez
1st Place - Seth Agnew & Justin Frick
2nd Place - Alec Perkins & Thomas Ladd
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.
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.