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Craft Championships

Friday, December 2, 2022

Each year, ABC of Iowa hosts an annual construction Craft Championships at the Iowa State Fairgrounds’ Varied Industries Building. The event features apprentices from across Iowa competing for state honors in Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing and Sheet Metal*.

Apprentices qualify for the state competition through exemplary scores on a written test. Craft Championship competitors place in the Top 10 of their respective fields’ testing. The first-place winners continue on to the National Craft Championships Competition. First and second place in each category are also awarded tools and other prizes.

* Note, Sheet Metal was not available in 2021.

2021 First-Place Winners

These four winners headed to the National Craft Championships (NCC) in San Antonio, TX on March 16, 2022.
*Denotes Award Won at the 2022 National Craft Championships Event.

(L to R):
Electrical - Residential/Commercial: Cody Clark, BKE LLC
 Safety Award Winner at 2022 NCC* 

Electrical - Commercial/Industrial: Josh Traverse, Shaw Electric, Inc.

HVAC: Alex Bisegger, All Seasons Heating & Cooling, Inc.

Plumbing: Sam Richter, Proctor Mechanical Corp.
 Bronze Award Winner at 2022 NCC* 

2021 Second-Place Winners

(L to R):
Electrical - Residential/Commercial: Adam Hein, Price Industrial Electric, Inc.

Electrical - Commercial/Industrial: Nick Lamparek, Price Industrial Electric, Inc.

Plumbing: Blake Baltimore, Fareway Stores, Inc.

HVAC: Adam Kapaun, Harvest Heating & Air Conditioning


2021 Apprentice-Competitors

Observers watch apprentices compete in Electrical (Commercial and Residential), HVAC, Plumbing and Sheet Metal trades. Besides prizes and awards, the winners in each trade will go on to compete, representing Iowa, in the National Craft Championships competition (held in San Antonio on March 2022).

View Past Winners