The Road To The National Championship


The IDEAL National Championship celebrates and supports electrical tradesmen. Top competitors from all over the country came together for the Championship Weekend in a showcase of skills that will be televised in January 2018. Our video series looks into the lives and careers of some of the elite Pros and Students/Apprentices hoping for the trade's top honor. Meet the competitors and don’t forget to check your local listings for more details on the upcoming IDEAL National Championship TV special.

Think you have what it takes? Register now for your chance to compete in the 2018 IDEAL National Championship.



The work of electricians lights up our cities and keeps the lights on at home. And yet, the US Labor Department reports a growing shortage in electricians across the country with a potential gap of more than 70,000 in the next six years as baby boomers retire. If you’re interested in joining this incredibly important and influential trade visit BLS Occupation Outlook Handbook - Electricians, Exploring the Trades - Becoming an Electrician, Learn How to Become an Electrician and Cappex - Electrician Scholarships for additional resources or to get started.

Also, visit to see our product lineup and learn more about how IDEAL equips and supports electricians.


Team Kellenberger, Professional Team

Ashly Crowley, Student/Apprentice Competitor

Corbin Rios, Student/Apprentice Competitor 

Ariel Acosta, Aspiring Student/Apprentice Competitor

Jim Peare, Trade School Instructor

TV Special Trailer, Click Here for Air Dates