The WFCA National Installation Contest selected the winners of this year's event, held at Surfaces 2001. The winners were chosen Friday, Feb. 2, from a highly competitive field.

The WFCA 2001 National Installation Contest concluded late in the afternoon Thursday, Feb. 1, after bearing witness to some of the most highly skilled competitors in the nation.

The next morning, Surfaces Honorary Chairman Gary Wasmund announced the winners of the contest, one that the WFCA's Dick Bray described as "one of the best installation contests we've seen yet."

First place, resilient: Mike Suffia

Second place, resilient: David Rowden

First place, carpet: Jon Namba

Second place, carpet: Mark Biron

"I want to thank each and every one of you for exposing yourselves to us, as it were," Wasmund said at the ceremony, addressing the competitors. "We hope to see you all here again next year."

For a closer look at some of the action, check out the images of the competitors taken during the hands-on portion of the contest.

Stacey Hauptman rolls along during Thursday hands-on competition.

Midway through the competition, things tend to look a little hectic to the casual observer.

Resilient competitor Marty Chavez takes a moment to scrutinize his work.

Installation is definitely a profession that demands a physical commitment.

The WFCA's Dick Bray takes a quick tour among the competitors, watching the intensity unfold before him.