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
Diener Brick Company at the 2019 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Pennsylvania Regional Series
Williamson College of the Trades
Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Interview
D.M. Sabia Interview
Phoenix Contractors Interview
Fizzano Brothers Interview
Employing Bricklayers Association