"Being in the skilled trades is an opportunity of a lifetime." He says. "We're never going to stop building, we're never going to stop fixing what we build. You have an opportunity for life." Speaking about the magnitude of the event, Mike expressed his interest in seeing the event grow. "It's only growing, this is just the beginning... I want to see this as big as the Olympics, if not bigger," a message which was resonated later in the ceremony. Holmes also spoke about his desire to see more people participate in the skilled trades. "We built this country, and right now it's growing so fast, we don't have enough skilled trades. We need to get women in the trades. We need to get men! Kids! Come on, let's make it right!"
I've found Mike at minutes 1:30, 2:20, 3:20, 4:50, with a nice long dialog at minute 26:00. (You can also spot him in the audience during the wide pan shots. He's not that hard to spot! Just look for the big bald head and the overalls.)