Championship Series Expands with the Inaugural Plumbing National
SharkBite and Florida PHCC Sign-On to Sponsor First-Ever
Televised Event Bringing Together Plumbers in Competition
Offering $20,000 in Cash and Prizes.
Industries, a family-owned business that designs and manufactures
products for the professional trades, and Intersport, an independent
award-winning marketing agency headquartered in Chicago, today
announced the expansion of the popular Elite Trades Championship
Series platform with the addition of the inaugural
National Championship. The event aims to celebrate and showcase
the exceptional skills of plumbers across the country and builds on
the success of the other platforms in the Elite Trades Championship
Series, which includes the ServiceTitan HVAC National Championship,
the IDEAL Electrical Championship, and the U.S. Auto Tech National
Championship, presented by Yokohama.
The Plumbing National Championship kicks off July 10 and will
provide a platform for plumbers to compete head-to-head in a series
of digital and hands-on challenges. Participants will demonstrate
their expertise in skills essential to the trade, vying for the
coveted title of the best plumber in the country and the industry's
ultimate bragging rights, in addition to a share of $20,000 in cash
The competition will span over four months, with finalists facing
off in the Championship at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL,
on October 27. The top plumbers will be flown, all expenses paid, to
Tampa where they will face the final round of competition in a
custom-built arena. In addition to the opportunity to win cash
prizes, each finalist will receive a custom VIP prize package from
"We are incredibly excited to introduce the Plumbing National
Championship to the 8th annual Elite Trades Championship Series,"
said Scott Mendel, SVP of the Elite Trades Championship Series.
"With successful championship events in electrical, automotive and
HVAC, this new event will showcase the remarkable talents of
plumbing professionals and elevate the plumbing trade to new
heights. We look forward to witnessing the fierce competition and
crowning the first-ever Plumbing National Champion."
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The competition will begin with an online
digital qualifier round, whereby competitors will enter the
competition via a 3-minute online digital quiz with
questions provided by Florida PHCC. The deadline for entry
is August 31, 2023. The second round of competition will
begin in September, where qualified contestants receive an
at-home kit to further test their skills, and from which the
finalists will be determined.
The Plumbing National Championship is made possible by the
generous support of national program sponsors and partners,
including SharkBite, a Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC)
brand; Florida PHCC; and Intersport.
"We are proud to support the inaugural Plumbing National
Championship as a sponsor. This competition provides an
exceptional opportunity to showcase the expertise and
dedication of plumbing professionals," said Chris Carrier,
senior director of marketing at RWC. "We believe in
recognizing and celebrating the skills that drive our
industry forward, and we can't wait to see what these
competitors can do."
Plumbing National Championship will be featured on CBS
Sports Network, providing national exposure for the plumbing
trade. Viewers will have the opportunity to witness the
competitors' personal stories and the thrilling moments of
the national championship competition.
To learn more about the Plumbing National Championship and
stay updated on the latest news, please visit the official
website at www.plumbingnationals.com. Connect with us on
social media via Instagram (@plumbingnationals), Facebook (@plumbingnationals),
and LinkedIn (Plumbing National Championship).
Intersport is a leader in sports and entertainment
marketing, passionate about creating unique and memorable
experiences for fans and participants. The Elite Trades
Championship Series is one of the flagship platforms
developed by Intersport to recognize and elevate various
trades across the nation.
About SharkBite/Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC)
RWC is a market leader and manufacturer of water control
systems and plumbing solutions for residential, commercial
and industrial applications. The RWC portfolio includes
industry-leading brands: SharkBite™ push-to-connect plumbing
solutions; HoldRite™ engineered plumbing and mechanical
solutions; Cash Acme™ control valves; John Guest™ fittings
and fluid dispense products and EZ-FLO™ and Eastman™
appliance connectors, supply lines, stop valves and gas
SharkBite provides a complete line of innovative plumbing
products, including fittings, valves, PEX pipe, supply
stops, outlet boxes and other plumbing accessories.
SharkBite empowers plumbers with solutions that help them
save time, reduce cost, and have the versatility to take on