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WHO IS THE WORLD’S BEST BRICKLAYER?

OKLAHOMA REGIONAL

JEREMY LAMB WINS THE 2019 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® REGIONAL SERIES

Tulsa, OK – The best masons in Oklahoma 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 was 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.

Nine teams of masons and tenders lined the arena at Independent Materials in Tulsa, OK ready to prove they’re the best craftsmen in their region. Mason Jeremy Lamb and mason tender Luis Martinez of CIA Masonry in Pauls Valley, OK took home top honors with a brick count of 497, winning a free trip to Las Vegas for the World Championship, a cash prize of $750, a Marshalltown tool bag, Stabila Level and the title, “Oklahoma’s Best Bricklayer.” The duo also took home the award, SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN, which goes to the team with the “most sellable” wall. The additional honor netted them an additional $500.

This year local apprentices 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 apprentice programs across Oklahoma took part in the specialized JR. event. Mason Brad Kyle from Applegate Masonry took home top honors and $100.

2019 OKLAHOMA REGIONAL RESULTS
FIRST PLACE AND TOP CRAFTSMAN

MASON

Jeremy Lamb

TENDER

Luis Martinez

COMPANY

CIA Masonry, LLC
Pauls Valley, OK

BRICK COUNT

497

PRIZE AMOUNT

1st Place: $750 – TOP CRAFTSMAN: $500

2ND PLACE

MASON

Kallan Dawson

TENDER

Wesley Wood

COMPANY

Kor Masonry
Braggs, OK

BRICK COUNT

413

PRIZE AMOUNT

$375

3RD PLACE

MASON

Rich Nelson

TENDER

Blake Nelson

COMPANY

Applegate Masonry
Springfield, MO

BRICK COUNT

339

PRIZE AMOUNT

$300

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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