Staley Electric recently hosted a friendly electric competition to show off our skills.
Sometimes, it is all fun and games! The Staley Electric staff recently hosted a friendly electric competition to show off our skills! And, based on performance, our electricians also earned the chance to advance to a regional or national meet.
We had four different categories of contestants, including:
- Individual Apprentice
- Individual Pro
- Apprentice Team (of 3)
- Professional Team (of 3; meaning those who hold an electrical license)
- Cut four pieces of #12 THHN wire.
- Strip two of the wires on one end, then add a third #12 pre-stripped stranded wire and twist on a wire nut to make a joint.
- Strip the other two wires on both ends, terminate them onto a single pole switch, then conclude by testing their continuity through the switch using a meter.
Not only did we have quite a few contestants, we had an audience, too. As time went on throughout the competition, several “late entry” contestants became involved. Those in attendance from Ideal Corporation, who hosts the national-level event of these games, said that this was the largest event of its kind that had ever been hosted in the region!
Here are the overall results:
1st Place Professional – Ben Deaver (0:57.31)
2nd Place Professional – Johnny Mahan (0:58.8)
1st Place Apprentice – Tanner Bates (1:02.43)
2nd Place Apprentice – Justin Howard (1:05.07)
1st Place Professional Team – Ben, Chris, and Kyle (3:18)
1st Place Apprentice Team – Gavin, Tanner, Garett (3:38.54)
…and dead last, Brent Staley! (2:28.48)
Thank you to each and every one of our participants! We had a fantastic turnout, and we simply can’t wait to host our “Staley Games” again next year. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to the Ideal Corporation for joining us!