Hundreds of apprentices across 8 trades from every corner of the country competed for the honor of representing their local unions at the 2022 BAC/IMI International Apprentice Contest in Boston, Massachusetts. The stakes have never been higher as a new generation of apprentices entered the regional contests hoping to make a name for themselves whilst last season’s runners-ups reached for the gold.
REGIONAL APPRENTICESHIP CONTEST WINNERS & QUALIFIERS
Anthony DiPerna, National Director, Apprenticeship and Training, IMTEF, recognized the apprentices' hard work and ability to take everything their instructors have passed onto them and excel beyond that standard. “It’s clear this year’s apprentices have a true love and respect for their crafts,” said Anthony DiPerna, IMTEF National Director of Apprenticeship and Training. “The future of this industry and our union is brighter than ever.”
Adrien Bigchild - Local 1 SK, Alex Mora - Local 4 CA, Chase Morfeld - Eastern MO ADC, Coltin Oehme -Local 15 MO/KS/NE, Connor Clark - Local 5 NJ ADC, Donovan Payne - Local 1 AB, Doug Stamper - Local 4 IN/KY, Frank Putt - Local 5 PA, Garrick Manning - Ohio-Kentucky ADC, Ian Work - Local 1 WA, James Sullivan - Local 9 PA, Jeremy Bercier - Local 1 OR/WA/ID/MT, John Parker - Local 8 SE, Jonathan Wasmund - Local 8 SE, Joseph Cosman - Local 1 CT, Joseph Wright - Local 1 PA/DE, Kaleb Damitz - WI ADC, Keanan Carlson - Local 1 MND, Kekoa Namohala - Local 1 HI, Kurtis Sutter - OH/KY ADC, Kyler Nieman - Local 1SK, Lyndsay Brown - Local 3 NY, Miles Afriyie - Local 1 ADC IL, Riley Strate - Local 1 MN/ND/SD, Tori Wright - Local 1 OR/WA/ID/MT, William IV Bailey - Local 5 PA
Restoration/Pointing-Cleaning-CaulkingAdan Arteaga - Local 4 CA , Armando Gonzales-Fuentes - Local 4 CA, Amber Weissmann - Local 8 WI ADC, Anthony Guzman - Local 1 IL ADC, Chelsea Collson – Local 1 OR, Damian Stoner - Local 3 CA, Daniel Nienaber - OH/KY ADC, Donald Murray - Local 1 IL ADC, Enrique Guerrero - Local 1 WA/AK, Francisco Esparza - Local 1 IL ADC, Gerald Christian - Local 15 MO/KS/NE, Jakub Bialas - Local 1 NY, Jordan Richardson – Local 1 NY, Jose O Meja Lopez – Local 1 NY, Josephine Trunk – Local 1 PA‐DE, Luis Liz Cruz – Local 1 NY, Marliena Montano – Local 13 NV, Marquis Feliciano – Local 1 CT, Robert Dellaripa - OH/KY ADC, Victor Guzman - Local 1 IL ADC,
Aaron Turski - Local 2 MI, Abbey Formica - Local 5 PA, Adam Dangler - Local 3 NY, Arturo Flores - Local 4 CA, Daniel Was - Local 1 IL ADC, Edgar Hernandez - Mountain West ADC, Edwin Rosado - Local 1 IL ADC, Gregory Gartner - Local 1 PA‐DE, John Garcia - Local 1 IL ADC, Jorge Garcia - Local 7 NY‐NJ, Mitchell Corbin - Local 1 OR/WA/ID/MT, Vito Torres - Local 4 CA, Yohen Melendez - Mountain West ADC, Zhen Yong Lin - Local 3 CA
Marble FinalistsAdam Schlupp - Local 1 PA/DE, Alec Beahm - Local 7 NY‐NJ, Angel Diaz Hernandez - Local 1 MD‐VA‐DC, Julian Valencia - Local 7 NY-NJ, Mason Steed - Local 3 CA, Zach Sloan - OH/KY ADC
Heriberto Contreras - Local 1 ADC IL, Luis Padron - Local 1 ADC IL, Salvador Vargas Jr. - Local 1 ADC IL
Andrew Spano - Local 1 NY, Jeremy Bercier - Local 1 OR-WA-ID-MN, Jorge Soriano Local 1 PA‐DE, Sebastian Tomaszewski - Local 1 NY
Alec George - Local 5 NJ ADC, Breon Brown - Local 8 SE, Clark Domingo - Local 1 HI, John Fogarty - Local 3 NY, Stephen Kocik - Local 3 NY, Travis Probst - Local 9 WI
Arturo Banda - Local 1 ADC IL, Brian Dohring - Local 3 CA, Gabriel Ayala - Local 7 NY-NJ, Jacob Thompson - Local 7 NY-NJ, Nick Hardwick - ADC of Eastern MO
We wish all of our apprentices the best of luck as they prepare for and compete for the national title and showcase the best side of the union.