NORTHEAST REGIONAL SERIES
Johnny Langeraap Named Best Bricklayer in the Northeast
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
543 – No Deductions
$2400 – plus $200 from Ford
Connecticut Mason Contractors
West End Construction