2021 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
AT THE WORLD OF CONCRETE
David Chavez Wins Second World Champion Title
Darian Douthit Repeats as SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN
Official 2021 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship Results
|1ST PLACE||DAVID CHAVEZ||GUADALUPE HERNANDEZ||RANCH MASONRY||HOUSTON, TX||678 BRICK|
|SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN||DARIAN DOUTHIT||NIGEL DELMEZ||PROVIDENCE MASONRY||MIAMI, OK||545 BRICK|
|2ND PLACE||BRIAN TUTTLE||SCOTT TUTTLE||QUIK TROWEL MASONRY||CLEARFIELD, UT||618 BRICK|
|3RD PLACE||MARTY MARRS||TONY SAVANT||MARRS MASONRY||TERRE HAUTE, IN||615 BRICK|
|TOUGHEST TENDER||N/A||STEVE BRASWELL||JOHN SMITH MASONRY||ST. LOUIS, MO||TIME: 14:49|
2021 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship Photo Gallery
Who is the World’s Best Bricklayer? David Chavez
It was an action-packed competition featuring some of the most decorated craftsmen in North America. Not even temperatures in the 90’s could slow down Chavez, as he earned the keys to a new Ford F250 4×4 Super Duty Truck, $5,000 in cash, a Multiquip Essick Pro12 Mortar Mixer and other great prizes.
Chavez felt confident coming into the event, saying, “I feel happy and I want to say thank you to Ranch Masonry for supporting me. I’m ready to get to work preparing for next year.“
The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship title wasn’t the only prestigious award handed out during the event. For the third year in a row, mason Darian Douthit and mason tender Nigel Delmez won the SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN, which goes to the team with the “most sellable” wall, as determined by a panel of judges. For his precision, Douthit is taking home a new Kubota RTV-X1140, $5,000 in cash, an Essick Pro12 Mortar Mixer along with additional sponsorship prizes.
Douthit said, “I’m feeling really great. When you are going up against the best, you never know what is going to happen. Winning the SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN was my goal, and I’m happy for the chance to return again next year to defend the title.’
With over $125,000 in cash and prizes to be earned, masons from across North America were invited to Las Vegas to compete in the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 after winning a regional series qualifying event. 16 regional series competitions were held in 2020, shy of the typical 24, due to local restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic. Along with two returning automatic qualifiers (World Champion and SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN) and four Wild Card qualifiers, 20 total masons lined the arena in Las Vegas for one of the most exciting and anticipated events in the world of masonry. Before the competition, two mason and tender teams were forced to withdrawal.
With workforce development being the primary battle cry for the skilled trades, the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 is a tool designed to create interest from a new generation of masons in the rewards and opportunity possible in masonry and construction.