OKLAHOMA REGIONAL

OKLAHOMA HOSTS 2019 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® REGIONAL SERIES EVENT

Regional Series Rep: Carson Wann: (918) 230-6124, Trey Harris (817) 240-3690

The 2019 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Oklahoma Regional Series is back! Teams of brick masons and tenders will converge in Tulsa, OK  to see who can build the biggest wall with the least amount of mistakes in one hour. The winners head to Las Vegas to compete in the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship next February at the World of Concrete. Independent Materials is hosting this year’s event, one of 24 being held across North America. The qualifying national competitors will battle for a chance to win over $125,000 in cash and prizes, including a Ford F250 XLT 4X4 truck and John Deere Gator.

Last year, ten teams took to pavement chasing msonry glory. Mason Darian Douthit and mason tender Andy Zepeda celebrated victory with a brick count of 548. For their efforts they win the title “Oklahoma’s Best Bricklayer,” $650, and will head to Las Vegas to compete in the World Championship. Douthit also took the title SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN, which goes to the mason with the “most sellable wall.” That honor earned him an extra $500. They didn’t top there; The duo took the national SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN trophy in Las Vegas, their second time winning the award, which came with the keys to a brand new John Deere Gator XUV.

2nd place went to mason Jeremy Lamb and his mason tender Luis Martinez of CIA Masonry in Pauls Valley, OK with a brick count of 472 earning them and cash prize of $375. Third place went to mason Kallan Dawson and his mason tender Wesley Wood of Lonestar Industries in Lubbock, TX, with a brick count of 299, earning them a cash prize of $300.


THE JR. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500®

For the first time in the history of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500, high school and post-secondary students will be allowed to compete in their own competition designed specifically for their skill level. Those chosen to compete in the Jr. Competition will be given 20 minutes to build an abbreviated version of the wall being constructed during the day’s journeymen bricklaying battle. Students from the Local 5 union masonry association in Oklahoma City, OK will be participating in the 2019 Oklahoma regional event.

The Jr. Bricklaying event is part of a greater workforce development initiative, Masonry Education Day, which allows students a chance to meet local contractors and vendors to learn more about jobs and products in their area. Along with the student competitors, additional masonry students  will be in attendance to cheer on their peers while participating in the education program.

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 4,000 spectators with thousands of live webcast viewers who tune in to watch this bricklayer battle.

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