ABC of Wisconsin apprentices earn gold and silver medals in National Craft Championships

Photo of Tony Ehirke and Drew Hawkins. SAN ANTONIO, TX, March 18, 2022 – Two apprentices from Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin member Royal Construction, Inc., Eau Claire, took home gold and silver awards at the National Craft Championships in San Antonio, Texas this week. Drew Hawkins earned first place in Carpentry while Tony Ehrike earned second place in Carpentry. Hawkins also earned the safety award for Carpentry. Hawkins advanced to the NCC after finishing first in the ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship Skill Competition in January. Ehrike placed third in the 2020 ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship Skill Competition and was planning to compete on the state level in 2021, but the competition was not held because of COVID-19. Both have attended the classroom portion of their apprenticeships at the Northwood Technical College Rice Lake campus. The medal winners for all crafts were announced last night during the NCC awards ceremony.  
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