EAST TENNESSEE REGIONAL
Knoxville – The 2019 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® East Tennessee Regional Series is back and once again hosted by A.G. Heins in Knoxville, TN, one of 24 national qualifying events being held across North America. Bricklayers and tenders will battle for a free trip to Las Vegas in February 2020 to compete in the World Championship at the World of Concrete and a chance to over $125,000 in cash and prizes, including a Ford F250 XLT 4X4 truck and John Deere Gator.
Last year’s regional event drew seven teams of highly skilled bricklayers. Their mission is to build a wall as big as they can in one hour. The mason with who lays the most brick with the least mistakes wins. Fred Campbell and Tony Shelton celebrated victory with a brick count of 665. For their efforts, Campbell and Shelton receive $300, a trip to Las Vegas and the title “East Tennessee’s Best Bricklayer.” Campbell is a two-time national champion, and is looking reclaim the title.
2nd place went to mason Jason Peek and his mason tender Pedro Sanchez of Peek Masonry in Churchill, TN with a brick count of 575 earning them a prize of $200.
Third place went to mason Howard Coleman and his mason tender Paul Craiger of All About Masonry in Watauga, TN who received $150. They also took home the prize, SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN, which goes to the team with the “most sellable wall,” for this honor they received an extra $200.