Vincent Polverini wins the 2019 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® PENNSYLVANIA REGIONAL SERIES EVENT
The best masons in Pennsylvania 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 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.
9 teams of masons and tenders lined the arena at XFINITY Live ready to prove they’re the best craftsmen in the region. Mason Vincent Polverini and mason tender Rich Small of D.M. Sabia in Conshohocken, PA took home top honors with a brick count of 586, winning a free trip to Las Vegas for the World Championship, a cash prize of $1000, a Marshalltown tool bag, Stabila Level and the title, “Pennsylvania’s Best Bricklayer.”
For the first time in the history of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500, high school and post-secondary students were allowed to compete in their own competition 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 Williamson Trade Schools and Thadeus Stevens Alliance tested their skill. Mason Damier Kemp and his mason tender Daiguan Dunston from Williamson Trade School won the Jr. competition, earning $400 for their efforts.
$1000 – Qualifies for World Championship
2nd Place – $800, TOP CRAFTSMAN – $1000
West Berlin, NJ
Ford InterviewTom Clark interviews Neil with Pacifico at the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Pennsylvania Regional Series.
Ford is a platinum sponsor for the World Championship. The winning mason takes home a new Ford F250 4x4 truck, along with the title "World's Best Bricklayer!"
Stabila InterviewSpecial thanks to our National Platinum sponsor, Stabila, for always being a huge part of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500.
Each mason who competes gets a 4 foot Stabila level. Our event wouldn't be possible if it weren't for our amazing sponsors.
Hydro-Mobile InterviewTom Clark interviews Derek Bowyer with Power Pro Equipment, a Hydro-Mobile dealer, at the Pennsylvania Regional Series.
Hydro-Mobile is a platinum sponsor of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500.
Multiquip InterviewTom Clark, host of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500, interviews Rolly Cox of Multiquip during the Philadelphia regional at XFINITY Live.
MQ is the official mortar mixer of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500.
Marshalltown PennTom Clark discusses the importance of Marshalltown for the success of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500. Not only does Marshalltown support us by providing gift bags for all the regional and national winners, but they provide us ceremonial trowels as well.
Diener Brick Company at the 2019 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Pennsylvania Regional SeriesTom Clark interviews Diener Brick at the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500. Diener supplied all of the brick for the regional competition, which was held in downtown Philadelphia at XFINITY Live.
Williamson College of the TradesPeter Zwolak of the Williamson College of the Trades speaking with Tom Clark at the 2019 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Pennsylvania Regional in Philadelphia. The event was held at XFINITY Live.
Williamson College of the Trades alond with Thaddeus Stevens College participated in the Jr. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 competition which tests the speed, skill and stamina of apprentice students in a twenty minute bricklaying battle.
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Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers InterviewTom Clark interviews the Bricklayer and Allied Craftworkers Union at the 2019 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Pennsylvania Regional
D.M. Sabia InterviewTom Clark interviews Nick Sabia of D.M. Sabia about being a part of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Pennsylvania Regional.
Phoenix Contractors InterviewTom Clark interviews Tom Collins with Phoenix Contractors who were an integral part of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 coming to downtown Philadelphia.
Fizzano Brothers InterviewTom Clark interview with the Fizzano Brothers - sponsors of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Pennsylvania Regional Series.
Employing Bricklayers AssociationTom Clark interviews Amy Hennessey, the executive director with the EBA. The EBA was a great sponsor of the 2019 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Pennsylvania Regional.