WHO IS THE WORLD’S BEST BRICKLAYER?
WEST TENNESSEE REGIONAL
FRED CAMPBELL WINS THE 2019 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® WEST TENNESSEE REGIONAL SERIES
Murfreesboro, TN – The best masons in West Tennessee 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.
13 teams of masons and tenders lined the arena at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN ready to prove they’re the best craftsmen in their region. Mason Fred Campbell and mason tender Tony Shelton of Creative Masonry in Limestone, TN took home top honors with a brick count of 770, winning a free trip to Las Vegas for the World Championship, a cash prize of $350, a Marshalltown tool bag, Stabila Level and the title, “West Tennessee’s Best Bricklayer.” The prize of SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN, which goes to the team with the “most sellable wall,” went to mason Darrell Evett and tender Joey Evans of Evett Masonry in Scottsboro, AL, earning them a cash prize of $300.
$350 – Qualifies for Finals
This year local apprentices also had the opportunity to compete in the JR. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500, an event 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 apprentice programs across the area took part in the specialized JR. event. Mason Zachary Colabaugh and tender Joseph Blanton from Tennessee Valley Resources took home first place, laying 201 brick and took home a cash prize of $100