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2019 BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge

Compete. Sponsor. Get Involved.

The 2019 event will be held January 21-23 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida! Race against the clock and your peers to complete industry tasks and emerge victorious. Imagine winning $5,000 and bragging rights as the 2019 BICSI Installer of the Year!

All current BICSI Installers and Technicians are eligible to enter, and selected competitors will receive a complimentary registration to the 2019 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition. Prizes for the Cabling Skills Challenge will be awarded and the grand champion will walk away with $5,000.

Are you the next Installer of the Year?

Find out in 2019—there's still time to apply! Details and an application can be found here.

The 2019 BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge will include the following eight events:

  1. Event A: SCS Installation

  2. Event B: Copper Cable Terminations, Firestopping & Grounding & Bonding

  3. Event C: Fiber Termination & Fusion Splicing

  4. Event D: Cable Assembly

  5. Event E: Cable Troubleshooting/Technical Support

  6. Event F: Fiber Link Testing

  7. Event G: Professionalism/Orientation

  8. Event H: Competency Exam

Special "Speed" Challenge Events: Including fusion splicing, 50-pair punch down, cable routing and many others.

The 2019 BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge will take place January 21-23 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. All BICSI-credentialed Installers and Technicians are invited to submit an application. Competitors will be selected based on qualifying criteria such as professionalism, quality of resume and work experience. An attempt will be made to equally represent all regions.

In order to participate, the BICSI Installer 1; Installer 2; Installer 2, Copper; Installer 2, Optical Fiber; or Technician must secure approval and sponsorship from their employer. The employer will be responsible for all travel costs, including transportation to and from the competition, meals and accommodations. All competitors will receive a full complimentary conference registration, sponsored by BICSI. Past judges and Cabling Skills Challenge Subcommittee members are not eligible to participate. Companies are encouraged to submit multiple applications. No more than one application will be selected per level, per company.

Each applicant must have a current BICSI Installer 1; Installer 2; Installer 2, Copper; Installer 2, Optical Fiber; or Technician certification at the time of application and, if selected as a competitor, at the time of the competition.

Rules and regulations are subject to change by BICSI at any time.


Cabling Skills Challenge Champions

  • 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.

     

Become a Cabling Skills Challenge Sponsor.

Sponsor this exciting event and show your company's support of information and communications technology (ICT) excellence. The contestants will use your products during the competition.

Click here to download a sponsorship form, complete with sponsorship levels and a list of materials for donation.

Cabling Skills "Speed" Challenge Sponsorships

Your company can also sponsor the Cabling Skills "Speed" Challenges! Get your products in front of the people who will use them! The 2019 BICSI Cabling Skills "Speed" Challenges will take place in conjunction with the Cabling Skills Challenge and within the Cabling Skills arena.

BONUS! The Cabling Skills Challenge contestants, as well as any Conference attendees who would like to participate, will use your products during the "Speed" Challenge you sponsor. You choose the type of challenge that will best showcase your products and your company!

Details and an application can be found by clicking here.

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