Regional Series Rep: Robert Gleason (979) 484-9066, James Busing (512) 618-9160

The 2019 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® South Texas Regional Series is back! Teams of brick masons and tenders will line up in San Antonio for the chance to compete in the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship next February at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas; One of 24 regional events being held across North America. The qualifying national competitors will battle for a chance to win over $125,000 in cash and prizes, including a Ford F250 XLT 4X4 truck and John Deere Gator.

Last year’s regional event drew 11 teams of highly skilled bricklayers. Their mission was to build a wall as big as possible in one hour. The mason with who lays the most brick with the least mistakes wins. Jesus Perez and Jesus Zepeola celebrated victory with a brick count of 647. For their efforts, Perez and Zepeola receive $1000, a trip to Las Vegas and the title “South Texas’ Best Bricklayer.” They also took home the prize, SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN, which goes to the team with the “most sellable wall,” for this honor they received an extra $500.

2nd place went to mason Jacob Ramirez and his mason tender Omar Cast of Ranch Masonry in Houston, TX with a brick count of 631 earning them a prize of $500. Third place went to mason Andres Plaza and his mason tender Ruben Benavidez of Shadrock & Williams, San Antonio, TX who received $500.

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 4,000 spectators with thousands of live webcast viewers who tune in to watch this bricklayer battle.

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