10 teams of masons and tenders lined the arena at Ben Ketchie Park in Gold Hill, NC ready to prove they’re the best craftsmen in the region. Mason Matt Cash and mason tender Chet Huntley of Huntley Brothers in Mint Hill, NC took home top honors with a brick count of 702, winning a free trip to Las Vegas for the World Championship, a cash prize of $400, a Marshalltown tool bag, Stabila Level and the title, “North Carolina’s Best Bricklayer.” The duo also took home the SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN award which goes to the team with the “most sellable wall,” earning them an extra $250.
This year high school students also had the opportunity to participate in a specially-designed Masonry Education Day event. Over 600 students from 26 different schools across North Carolina were in attendance. Selects students were given the opportunity to compete in the Jr. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500, an abbreviated version of the main event. Mason Auston Shue and tender Nathaniel Meyers from North Stanley High School won first place and a cash prize of $200.
Mint Hill, NC
1st Place: $400, TOP CRAFTSMAN: $250
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $250