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SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Winners Heading to WOC in Vegas
The 2013 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional season that included 16 separate qualifier competitions across North America ended in Phoenix, Ariz., on Dec. 7. The winners of each contest have earned a spot to take on the returning 2013 Champion and Top Craftsman at the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National event held in Las Vegas, Nev., on Jan. 22 at the 2014 World of Concrete/World of Masonry tradeshow.
With as many as 4,000 spectators in attendance and 20 world-class masons competing for over $100,000 in cash and prizes, the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 is the single largest masonry competition in the construction industry. The champion is awarded the title “World’s Best Bricklayer” and handed the keys to drive home in the grand prize, a new Ford F-250 4x4 SuperDuty Truck.
Established by SPEC MIX Inc. in 2003 to showcase the skill and craftsmanship of professional masons, the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 is a two-person team competition consisting of a mason and a mason tender that are given 60 minutes to construct a 26-foot 8-inch, double wythe brick wall while meeting strict quality standards. Judged by over 20 highly qualified industry experts, the award places are based on the highest brick counts meeting the quality standards and competition rules. Following the Champion distinction, the second most coveted title is the SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN award that the panel of judges rate ”the most sellable wall” meeting the required 500 brick count.
The list of 20 mason and mason tender teams competing in the 2014 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National Event are as follows:
1. 2013 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National Champion Mason: Fred Campbell
3. Ohio Mason: Justin Jakubisin
4. Washington Mason: Eric Kent
5. Illinois Mason: Brad Riordan
6. Utah Mason: Brian Tuttle
7. East Tennessee Mason: Darrell Evett
8. Wisconsin Mason: Nick Brock
9. Colorado Mason: Bob Boll
12. North & South Carolina Mason: Jerry Goodman
13. Oklahoma Mason: Leif Reints
14. Ontario, Canada Mason: Filipe Orafo
15. Iowa Mason: Bruce Miller
16. California Mason: Tracy Newkirk
17. Alberta, Canada Mason: Dave Sontag
18. Arizona Mason: David Puga Arce
19. Utah Mason: Kim Pierce
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For further information view the 2014 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National special edition.
|Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 17:45|