SYCAMORE, Ill. — IDEAL® INDUSTRIES, INC. and INTERSPORT announced that the IDEAL® Elite Trades Championship Series, showcasing the skills of tradespeople through a series of competitions, will broadcast on Fridays in December on CBS Sports Network. This year’s championship finals, which took place in Tampa, FL, from October 31-November 5, include the first-ever ServiceTitan HVAC competition, the second annual U.S. Auto Tech National Championship and the seventh annual IDEAL® Electricians National Championship.
The three-part series will air at 8:00 pm ET on CBS Sports Network’s Friday night line-up, with the IDEAL Electricians National Championship leading the series on December 9, followed by the ServiceTitan HVAC National Championship airing on December 16 and the U.S. AutoTech National Championship closing out the series on December 23.
“Tradespeople are the backbone of the country, and the pandemic reminded us that we can’t take our essential skilled trade workers for granted. So, we’re raising awareness of the trades and highlighting skills across the industry to attract more great talent to the field.” said Doug Sanford, Senior Vice President of IDEA L® Industries, Inc. “We’re thrilled to partner with ServiceTitan to expand on the success of the series to include an all-new program focused on the HVAC technicians.”
The broadcast will see professionals and apprentices compete for cash and prizes totaling over $600,000. The pools of cash prizes are divvied up by competition and level of participation:
- First place: $140,000 for professionals/$90,000 for apprentices
- Second place: $65,000 for professionals/$55,000 for apprentices
- Third place: $30,000 for professionals/$25,000 for apprentices
The series is made possible through its sponsors, including IDEAL Industries, ServiceTitan, Duluth Trading Company, Little Giant, 7-Eleven, FLEX, Reliance Worldwide, Sharkbite, Trane Residential, American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, Johnstone Supply, NATE, Cerroflo, Cerrowire, UNOH and Garage Gurus.
“The skilled technicians at ServiceTitan’s HVAC National Championship represent the industry’s absolute best. While we’re thrilled to have them competing, we’re even more grateful for their work keeping the world running. As the demand for technicians grows, ServiceTitan is humbled to help elevate the importance of these careers and reward those who excel in this industry,” said Tom Howard, Vice President of Customer Service at ServiceTitan.
ABOUT THE ELITE TRADES CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
The championship series was developed by IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc., a trailblazer in the trades industry, to celebrate the essential tradespeople who keep the country running and help grow the awareness of incredible career opportunities in the skilled trades across the country.
For more information, visit www.tradesnation.com/etcs
Details about the individual competitions can be found at:
ServiceTitan HVAC National Championship – https://www.tradesnation.com/us/en/etcs/servicetitan-hvac-national-championship.html
US Auto Tech National Championship – www.usatnc.com
IDEAL Electricians National Championship – www.idealind.com