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NORTHEAST REGIONAL SERIES

WHO IS THE WORLD’S BEST BRICKLAYER

 
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The new Wild Card Challenge will send 4 Regional Series competitors to Las Vegas for the World Championship! At the end of the regional season, the bricklayers that post the top 4 adjusted brick counts will win a FREE ride to Vegas and chance at becoming the 2021 World’s Best Bricklayer!

Johnny Langeraap Named Best Bricklayer in the Northeast

Richmond, RI – The best masons in Northeast America 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 while using superior craftsmanship. The winning team is determined by a judging panel that detract brick from the total number of bricks laid based on workmanship infractions. The event is one of several SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Regional Series competitions to be held across North America in 2020. The winner of each regional qualifies to compete in the 2021 World Championship at the World of Concrete expo in Las Vegas.

Eleven teams of masons and tenders lined the arena at Riverhead Building Supply in Richmond, RI ready to prove they’re the best craftsmen in the region. Mason Johnny Langeraap and mason tender Luke Wikander with Langeraap Masonry in Sparta, NJ took home top honors with a brick count of 543. Langeraap also took home the award SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN which goes to the mason with “most-sellable” wall. All in all Langeraap and Wikander earned $2400 in cash, a free trip to Las Vegas for the World Championship, $200 gift card from Ford Trucks, Marshalltown tool bag, Stabila Level and the title, “Northeast America’s Best Bricklayer.” 

Widely referred to as the “Road to Las Vegas,” the Regional Series is the Masonry Industry’s most notorious event that tests the speed, skill, and stamina of bricklayers by building the best 26-foot-long brick wall in just one hour. The stakes are high as only one mason per regional competition will advance to Las Vegas at the World of Concrete trade show with a chance to win the title “World’s Best Bricklayer.” The contest’s total purse is worth over $100,000 with the champion taking home the lion’s share which includes a new FORD F250 Super Duty 4×4 truck coupled with $15,000 in cash and prizes.

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 construction industry’s longest running, most widely recognized competitive campaign with a highest total purse that attracts competitors around the world. The World Championship finale draws as many as 6,000 spectators with thousands of live webcast viewers across the world who tune in to watch this bricklayer battle.

2020 NORTHEAST REGIONAL RESULTS

FIRST PLACE AND TOP CRAFTSMAN

MASON

Johnny Langeraap

TENDER

Luke Wikander

COMPANY

Langeraap Masonry
Sparta, NJ

BRICK COUNT

543 – No Deductions

PRIZE AMOUNT

$2400 – plus $200 from Ford

2ND PLACE

MASON

Ray Merrill

TENDER

Felipe Ortega

COMPANY

Connecticut Mason Contractors
Middletown, CT

BRICK COUNT

472

PRIZE AMOUNT

$700

3RD PLACE

MASON

John LaChapelle

TENDER

Jose Orasco

COMPANY

West End Construction
Johnston, RI

BRICK COUNT

463

PRIZE AMOUNT

$600

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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