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EAST TENNESSEE REGIONAL

Brian Wade Wins the East Tennessee Regional Series

Knoxville, TN – The best masons in East Tennessee came together to test their skill, speed and stamina by battling to see who could build the biggest and best 26-foot-long brick wall in one hour. The competition marked the second of 24 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Regional Series competitions to be held across North America in 2019. The winner of the each regional qualifies to compete in 2020 World Championship on February 5th, at the World of Concrete expo in Las Vegas.

Eight teams of masons and tenders lined the arena at A.G. Heins in Knoxville ready to prove they’re the best craftsmen in the region. Mason Brian Wade and mason tender Brian Mullins of Wade Masonry, Inc in Stanton, KY took home top honors with a brick count of 624, winning a free trip to Las Vegas for the World Championship, a cash prize of $300, a Marshalltown tool bag, Stabila Level and the title, “East Tennessee’s Best Bricklayer.” The duo also took home the SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN prize which goes to the team with the most “sellable wall,” earning them an extra $200.

2019 EAST TENNESSEE REGIONAL RESULTS

FIRST PLACE AND TOP CRAFTSMAN

MASON

Brian Wade

TENDER

Brian Mullins

COMPANY

Wade Masonry, Inc.
Stanton, KY

BRICK COUNT

624

PRIZE AMOUNT

$300 (1st Place), $300 (TOP CRAFTSMAN)

2ND PLACE

MASON

Brandon McClanahan

TENDER

Allen McClease

COMPANY

Eminience Masonry
Morehead, KY
 
BRICK COUNT 

540

PRIZE AMOUNT

$200

3RD PLACE

MASON

Manuel Hernandez

TENDER

Jose Luis Perez

COMPANY

Creative Masonry
Greenville, TN

BRICK COUNT

524

PRIZE AMOUNT

$100

The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® was established by SPEC MIX in 2003 to showcase the skill and craftsmanship of professional masons. It is featured as the headliner event of MASONRY MADNESS™ Day during the World of Concrete and recognized as the masonry industry’s premier bricklaying competition with a total purse estimated at $125,000 that annually awards the title, “World’s Best Bricklayer”. Each year there are a series of preliminary SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Qualifying Events held throughout North America to determine who will compete in the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship. The Championship finale draws as many as 6,000 spectators with thousands of live webcast viewers who tune in to watch this bricklayer battle.

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