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.
FIRST PLACE AND TOP CRAFTSMAN
$300 (1st Place), $300 (TOP CRAFTSMAN)