THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26th, 2019
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.