WHO IS THE WORLD’S BEST BRICKLAYER?
SOUTH TEXAS REGIONAL
JACOB RAMIREZ WINS 2019 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® SOUTH TEXAS REGIONAL SERIES
Converse, TX – The best masons in South Texas came together to test their skill, speed and stamina by battling to see who could build the largest and best 26-foot-long brick wall in one hour. The competition was 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 Best Block in Converse, TX ready to prove they’re the best craftsmen in their region. Mason Jacob Ramirez and mason tender Miguel Contreras of Ranch Masonry in Houston, TX took home top honors with a brick count of 651, winning a free trip to Las Vegas for the World Championship, a cash prize of $700, a Marshalltown tool bag, Stabila Level and the title, “South Texas’ Best Bricklayer.” The prize of SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN, which goes to the team with the “most sellable wall,” went to mason Jose Fernandez and tender Sebastian Fernandez of James Groesbeck Masonry in San Antonio, TX earning them a cash prize of $500.
1st Place: $700
Second Place: $500
San Antonio, TX
Third Place: $300, TOP CRAFTSMAN: 500