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Words: Dan Kamys[caption id="attachment_12238" align="alignnone" width="1024"]SpecMix_Tuttle-lores Left to right: mason tender Brian Tuttle and his brother, mason Scott Tuttle, on the winner's stand.[/caption] Mason Scott Tuttle from Utah took first place overall at the 2016 Bricklayer 500, a.k.a. the “World Series of Bricklaying,” with a brick count of 775. Tuttle took home a 2016 FORD F-250 SRW 4x4 Crew Cab Truck, $5,000, STIHL TSA 230 cut-off machine, loaded Marshalltown tool bag, Marshalltown trowel trophy, iQ Power Tools 360 table saw set, 10 Gatorback Mortarboards, STABILA 24" Level, World's Best Bricklayer trophy and more! 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 30 highly qualified industry experts, the award places are based on the highest brick counts meeting the quality standards and competition rules. Following the World Champion distinction is the second most coveted title: SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN; the award that the panel of judges rate ”the most sellable wall” meeting the required 500 brick count and zero workmanship deductions. For more details about the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 masonry competition, go to www.specmixbricklayer500.com. A video wrapup of the Bricklayer 500 can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR69ZFdldH0. By Jeff Farmakes
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