WISCONSIN REGIONAL SERIES
Jake Brock Named “Wisconsin’s Best Bricklayer”
Fond du Lac, WI – The best masons in Wisconsin and the surrounding region came together to test their skill, speed and stamina by battling to see who could build the best 26-foot-long brick wall in one hour with precision craftsmanship. The winner is determined by a judging panel that detract brick from the total number of bricks laid based on workmanship infractions. The mason with the highest brick count at the end of judging qualifies for a spot on the 2021 World Championship roster. The event is one of several SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Regional Series competitions to be held across North America in 2020.
Eleven teams of masons and tenders lined the arena at Fond du Lac Stone in Fond du Lac, WI ready to prove they’re the best craftsmen in the region. Mason Jake Brock and mason tender Nick Miller with Brock Corporation in Ft. Atkinson, WI took home top honors with a brick count of 502. Brock also took the title, SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN, which goes to the mason who builds the “most sellable” wall. In total, Brock and Miller won a free trip to Las Vegas for the World Championship, $1200 in cash, a $200 gift card from Ford Trucks, a Marshalltown tool bag, Stabila Level and the title, “Wisconsin’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 WISCONSIN REGIONAL RESULTS
FIRST PLACE AND TOP CRAFTSMAN
Ft. Atkinson, WI
$1200 – Plus $200 from FORD
First Pryes Masonry
Green Bay, WI