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WHO IS THE WORLD’S BEST BRICKLAYER?

NORTH TEXAS REGIONAL

AUCTION RAISES $50,000 FOR CHARITY!
Benefiting Bricks, Blocks & Bags for Bikes
Builders Equipment and Supply, 3521 Hemphill St., Fort Worth, TX

Angel Ramirez Named North Texas’ Best Bricklayer

Ft. Worth, TX – The best masons in North Texas came together to test their skill, speed and stamina by battling to see who could build the largest and best 26-foot-long brick wall in one hour. The competition is one 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.

12 teams of masons and tenders lined the arena at Builders Equipment and Supply in Ft. Worth, TX ready to prove they’re the best craftsmen in the region. Mason Angel Ramirez and mason tender Adolfo Gonzales of Artisan Masonry in Royce City, TX took home top honors with a brick count of 579, winning a free trip to Las Vegas for the World Championship, a cash prize of $1,000, a Marshalltown tool bag, Stabila Level and the title, “North Texas’ Best Bricklayer.”

This year high school students also had the opportunity to compete in the JR. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500, an event designed specifically for their skill level. They were given 20 minutes to build an abbreviated version of the wall being constructed during the day’s journeymen bricklaying battle. 6 teams of students from Birdville and Grand Prairie ISD took part in specialized JR. event. Mason Eulices Casiano and tender Cesar Leon from Grand Prairie ISD took home top honors and a cash prize of $300.

Contractors and suppliers from around the region came together in support of a charity auction, Bricks, Blocks and Bags for Bikes, hosted by SPEC MIX in conjunction with WFAA Santa’s Helpers. The auction raised $50,000 to help purchase bikes for under privileged kids in the Dallas/Ft. Worth region. This is the second year in a row the North Texas Regional Series site hosted a charity auction, organized by SPEC MIX Sales Manager Trey Harris. The auction is a passion project for Harris, and started as a tribute to his late friend Mike Blackburn. Last year the auction brought in over $35,000 and also went to benefit local children.

2019 NORTH TEXAS REGIONAL RESULTS
FIRST PLACE

MASON

Angel Ramirez

TENDER

Aldolfo Gonzales Jr.

COMPANY

Artisan Masonry
Royce City, TX

BRICK COUNT

579

PRIZE AMOUNT

1st Place: $1,000

2ND PLACE AND TOP CRAFTSMAN:

MASON

Javier Florez

TENDER

Victor Alvarez

COMPANY

TST Construction
Dallas, TX

BRICK COUNT

534

PRIZE AMOUNT

Second Place: $750, TOP CRAFTSMAN: $500

3RD PLACE

MASON

Justin Pierce

TENDER

Michael Pierce

COMPANY

RP Masonry
Mansfield, TX

BRICK COUNT

501

PRIZE AMOUNT

Third Place: $500

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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