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Celebrate our 15th Annual Cabling Skills Challenge in 2023!

Our 2023 BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge marks 15 years of cabling excellence and we want you to join in the celebration. The event will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of our next Winter Conference, 5-9 February 2023 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida, USA. 

Compete

Compete for the bragging rights and title of BICSI Installer of the Year as you showcase your installation skills! Give your resume a call-out by highlighting your participation or winning the overall competition and walking away with $5,000!

Apply here

Sponsor

Companies can sponsor the Challenge to increase brand awareness while supporting information and communications technology (ICT) industry excellence. Competitors will use your products in the event, so multiple sponsorship opportunities are available. For details on sponsorship opportunities, email cscsponsorship@bicsi.org.  

Sponsorship: Apply here      Speed Challenge: Apply here

BICSI’s Cabling Skills Challenge Requirements

All BICSI-credentialed Installers and Technicians are invited to our annual Challenge. Competitors are selected based on qualifying criteria such as professionalism, quality of resume, and work experience. An attempt will be made to equally represent all regions. 

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Congratulations to Michael Ratliff, RCDD, TECH, of Glaze Communication Services, Inc., who took home the title of 2022 BICSI Installer of the Year and a check for $5,000.


Cabling Skills Challenge Champions

  • 2022 Challenge Results

    Installer of the Year
    Michael Ratliff, RCDD, TECH – Glaze Communication Services, Inc.

    Installer 1
    1st place—Leo Espinosa, INST1 –IES Communications

    Installer 2, Copper
    1st place—William Palmer, INSTC – scDataCom, LLC
    2nd place—Amanda Jackson, INSTC – Gudenkauf, LLC

    ITS Technician
    1st place—Michael Ratliff, RCDD, TECH – Glaze Communication Services, Inc.
    2nd place—Travis Ritchey, TECH – Phivtech Solutions
    3rd place—Thomas Pate, INSTC, INSTF, TECH – Bay District Schools

     
  • 2020 Challenge Results

    Installer of the Year
    Thomas Pate, INSTC, INSTF
    Bay District Schools

    Installer 1
    1st place—Ashley Kellison, INST1 – Ozarks Technical Community College
    2nd place—Zachary Sheppard, INST1 – GoFroe
    3rd place—Robert Cook, INST1 – IES Communications

    Installer 2
    1st place—Thomas Pate, INSTC, INSTF – Bay District Schools
    2nd place—Francisco Escobedo-Lopez, INSTC – IES Communications
    3rd place—Mike Eads, INSTF – Gaylor Electric 

    ITS Technician
    1st place—Sergio Guzman, INSTF, TECH – IES Communications
    2nd place—Michael Ratliff, TECH – Glaze Communications Services, Inc.
    3rd place—Travis Ritchey, TECH – Phivtech Solutions

     
  • 2019 Challenge Results

    Installer of the Year
    Jonathan Ouzts, CooperCraft Communications

    Installer 1
    1st place—Justin Spencer, Vision Technologies
    2nd place—Ashley Kellison, Ozarks Technical Community College
    3rd place—Robert Cook, IES Communications 

    Installer 2, Copper
    1st place—Thomas Pate, Bay District Schools
    2nd place—Francisco Escobar-Lopez, IES Communications
    3rd place—Rodney Mullins, Vision Technologies

    Installer 2, Optical Fiber
    1st place—Thomas Pate, Bay District Schools
    2nd place—Mike Eads, Gaylor Electric
    3rd place—Zachary Arbogast, Transtar Electric IBEW/Local 8

    Technician
    1st place—Jonathan Ouzts, CooperCraft Communications
    2nd place—Travis Ritchey, Phivtech Solutions
    3rd place—Sergio Guzman, IES Communications

     
  • 2018 Challenge Results

    Installer of the Year
    Michael Ratliff, Glaze Communications Services, Inc.

    Installer 1
    1st place—Francisco Escobedo Lopez, IES Communications
    2nd place—Ashley Smith, Ozarks Technical Community College
    3rd place—Derrick Riley, Vision Technologies

    Installer 2
    1st place—Timothy Miller, Vision Technologies
    2nd place—Thomas Pate, Bay District Schools
    3rd place—Sergio Guzman, IES Communications

    Technician
    1st place—Michael Ratliff, Glaze Communications Services
    2nd place—Jeremy Vittitow, Vision Technologies
    3rd place—Cameron Rolfe, Datatel Electrical & Communications
     
  • 2017 Challenge Results

    Installer of the Year
    Michael Ratliff, Glaze Communications Services, Inc.

    Installer 2, Copper
    1st place—Thomas Pate, Maxis360

    Installer 2, Optical Fiber
    1st place—Sergio Guzman, IES Communications

    Technician
    1st place—Michael Ratliff, Glaze Communications Services, Inc.
    2nd place—Cameron M. Rolfe, Datatel Electrical and Communications
    3rd place—Jeremy Vittitow, Vision Technologies
     
  • 2016 Challenge Results

    Installer of the Year
    Alberto Luna, Total Network Consulting


    Installer 1
    1st place—Hayden Patton, Staley Technologies

    Installer 2
    1st place—Nicholas Plueger, Council Bluffs Community School District
    2nd place—Michael D'Amico, Vision Technologies

    Technician
    1st place—Alberto Luna, Total Network Consulting
    2nd place—Cameron Rolfe, Datatel Electrical & Communications
    3rd place—Jonathan Ouzts, CooperCraft Communications
     
  • 2015 Challenge Results

    Installer of the Year
    Alberto Luna, Total Network Consulting


    Installer 1
    1st place—Jimmy Cottom, Staley Technologies
    2nd place—James Smith, Fulcrum IT Services
    3rd place—Andrew Lovelace, Staley Technologies

    Installer 2
    1st place—Jeremy Vittitow, Vision Technologies.
    2nd place—Brandon Roshto, O.B. One Communications, Inc.
    3rd place—Chris Valles, NC Communications, Inc.

    Technician
    1st place—Alberto Luna, Total Network Consulting
    2nd place—Paul Neukam, Sitewise Systems
    3rd place—Jared Smith, Vision Technologies
     
  • 2014 Challenge Results

    Installer of the Year
    Jeremy Vittitow, Vision Technologies


    ITS Installer 1
    1st place—Robert Stone, General Dynamics

    ITS Installer 2
    1st place—Jeremy Vittitow, Vision Technologies.
    2nd place—Kristopher Stebli, T&C Contractors, Inc.
    3rd place—Michael D'Amico, Vision Technologies

    Technician
    1st place—John Crawford, HiTech Communications
    2nd place—Jared Smith, Vision Technologies
    3rd place—Jonathan Ouzts, CooperCraft Communications
     

     
  • 2013 Challenge Results

    Installer of the Year
    Thomas "Lee" Renfroe, Coopercraft Communications


    ITS Installer 1
    1st place—Robert Stone, General Dynamics
    2nd place—Alberto Luna, Total Network Consulting
    3rd place—Jeremy Vittitow, Skills USA Silver Medalist

    ITS Installer 2
    1st place—Marcos Rivera, Staley Inc.
    2nd place—Matthew Collins, Vision Technologies
    3rd place—Jason Anderson, ACCI

    ITS Technician
    1st place—Thomas "Lee" Renfroe, Coopercraft Communications
    2nd place—Jeremy Powers, Vision Technologies
    3rd place—Scott Miller, Vision Technologies
     
  • 2012 Challenge Results

    Installer of the Year
    Thomas "Lee" Renfroe, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College


    ITS Installer 1
    1st place—James Aldridge, A-Tech Communications

    ITS Installer 2
    1st place—Oscar Quintanilla, Vision Technologies
    2nd place—Ryan Harrison, Staley Technologies
    3rd place—Matt Collins, Vision Technologies

    ITS Technician
    1st place—Thomas "Lee" Renfroe,
    Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
    2nd place—Jeremy Powers, Vision Technologies
    3rd place—John David, Staley Technologies
     
  • 2011 Challenge Results

    Installer of the Year
    Jeffery Johnson, Staley, Inc.


    ITS Installer 1
    1st place—Garry Adams, Vision Technologies
    2nd place—Matthew Novack, Liberty University
    3rd place—Edd Jones, Renfroe Communication Consulting

    ITS Installer 2
    1st place—Jeffery Johnson, Staley, Inc.
    2nd place—Robert Bishop, Mon Valley Technologies
    3rd place—Vincent Santucci, Vision Technologies

    ITS Technician
    1st place—Jeremy Powers, Vision Technologies
    2nd place—Jessie Spearman, Vision Technologies
    3rd place—Lee Renfroe, Wiregrass Technical College
     
  • 2010 Challenge Results

    Installer of the Year
    Jessie Spearman, Vision Technologies


    ITS Installer 1
    1st—James E. Sundy, Staley, Inc.
    2nd—Stephen Janis Jr., Vision Technologies
    3rd—Steven Hartley, Staley, Inc.

    ITS Installer 2
    1st—Jeffrey Johnson, Staley, Inc.
    2nd—Robert Bishop, Mon Valley Technologies
    3rd—Vincent Santucci, Vision Technologies

    ITS Technician
    1st—Jessie Spearman, Vision Technologies
    2nd—James D. Castro
    3rd—Eugene Mahfood, Quality Communication Power & Security
     
  • 2009 Challenge Results

    Installer of the Year
    Jessie Spearman, Vision Technologies


    ITS Installer 1
    1st—Vincent Santucci, Vision Technologies
    2nd—James Sundy, Staley, Inc.
    3rd—Steven Hartley, Staley, Inc.

    ITS Installer 2
    1st—Andrew Davis, Vision Technologies
    2nd—John Barczak, RKB Electric and Supply LLC
    3rd—Jeffrey Johnson, Staley, Inc.

    ITS Technician
    1st—Jessie Spearman, Vision Technologies
    2nd—Timothy Roberts, Access Communication Services
    3rd—Stephen Stamp, James River Communications
     
  • 2008 Challenge Results

    Installer of the Year
    Jessie Spearman, Vision Technologies


    ITS Installer 1
    1st—Sean P. O'Neil, PCC Network Solutions
    2nd—Earl Pedford, Staley, Inc.  

    ITS Installer 2
    1st—Richard B. Roshto, O.B. One Communications
    2nd—Matthew Nameth, Echo 24
    3rd—Steven Miklovik, Staley, Inc.

    ITS Technician
    1st—Jessie Spearman, Vision Technologies
    2nd—Michael J. Friedl, DBS Communications
    3rd—Randy Maliksi, Netcom Technologies Inc.

     
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