The 7 apprentice finalists from these AFSA members will compete at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for the following prizes:
- 1st place winner will receive a $5,000 cash award, tools, and an expense-paid trip to represent AFSA at the 2014 Craft Championship.
- 2nd place winner will receive $3,000.
- 3rd place winner will receive $2,000.
- 4th through 7th place winners will receive $1,000 each.
2013 Apprentice Competition winners will be announced at the AFSA Awards Party in Las Vegas, Sept. 20, 2013!
Region 1: Steven Arnaud
Aegis Fire Systems, Pleasanton, CA
Region 1: Travis Ramirez
SimplexGrinnell, Sacramento, CA
Region 2: Jon Janson
Rapid Fire Protection, Cheyenne, WY
Region 2: Matthew Myers
SimplexGrinnell, Denver, CO
Region 3: Rocky Thompson
Rapid Fire Protection, Rapid City, SD
Region 6: Brandon Croft
Diamond Automatic Sprinklers, Mt. Holly Springs, PA
Region 7: Christopher Baldwin
Cogswell Sprinkler Co., Worcester, MA
AFSA sponsors an Annual National Apprentice Competition each year. Seven finalists, apprentices representing member companies from across the country, compete to become the winner of this national competition. These contestants take a practical test in the Exhibit Hall during the AFSA Exhibition each year, as they cut, thread and install a steel & plastic piping system with sprinkler heads and perform a pressure test. You will have the opportunity to see this competition from beginning to end. The 2014 seven finalists will receive an expense-paid trip to compete in Orlando, FL, plus a free convention registration for each of the finalist's employers.
The AFSA top winner will receive a cash award, tools and an expense-paid trip to represent AFSA at the 2015 ABC Craft Championship! Don’t miss this most exciting event!