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PENNSYLVANIA REGIONAL

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.

2019 PENNSYLVANIA REGIONAL RESULTS
FIRST PLACE

MASON

Vince Polverini

TENDER

Rich Small

COMPANY

D.M. Sabia
Conshohocken, PA

BRICK COUNT

586

PRIZE AMOUNT

$1000 – Qualifies for World Championship

2ND PLACE AND TOP CRAFTSMAN

MASON

Joe Masters

TENDER

Ryan Drakeley

COMPANY

Dan Lepore & Sons
Conshohocken, PA
 
BRICK COUNT 

484

PRIZE AMOUNT

2nd Place – $800, TOP CRAFTSMAN – $1000

3RD PLACE

MASON

Chris Weast

TENDER

Louis Cataldi

COMPANY

Dandrea Masonry
West Berlin, NJ 

BRICK COUNT

349

PRIZE AMOUNT

$600

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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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