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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.

2019 WEST TENNESSEE REGIONAL RESULTS

FIRST PLACE

MASON

Fred Campbell

TENDER

Tony Shelton

COMPANY

Creative Masonry
Limestone, TN

BRICK COUNT

770

PRIZE AMOUNT

$350 – Qualifies for Finals


TOP CRAFTSMAN

MASON

Darrell Evett

TENDER

Joey Evans

COMPANY

Evett Masonry
Scottsboro, AL

BRICK COUNT

645

PRIZE AMOUNT

$300


2ND PLACE

MASON

Travis Taylor

TENDER

Steve Dungan

COMPANY

Taylor Masonry
Somerset, KY

BRICK COUNT

663

PRIZE AMOUNT

$300


3RD PLACE

MASON

Zac Guire

TENDER

Oscar Herrera

COMPANY

Wasco Masonry
Nashville, TN

BRICK COUNT

654

PRIZE AMOUNT

$250


THE JR. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500®

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

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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