2022 ALBERTA REGIONAL SERIES
Dave Sontag Wins the 2022 Alberta, Canada Bricklayer 500
Sontag Earns, “Alberta’s Best Bricklayer & Top Craftsman” Titles!
Calgary, AB – It was a great day for Dave Sontag, that laid 557 bricks in just one hour and did so without any workmanship deductions! Bricklayer Dave Sontag and his mason tender Sunny Harvey with Bearstone Ex Inc., in Calgary battled five other teams for 60-minutes on Friday, August 7th to win the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® masonry competition. Sontag’s skills and speed not only earned him the title “Alberta’s Best Bricklayer,” he also claimed the “SPEC MIX Top Craftsman” award, which goes to the mason with the most-sellable wall. The cash prize for each award earned the super mason $500 and $400, respectively. In addition to the cash and prizes, including a Blaklader Workwear $200 certificate, Stabila level and Marshalltown engraved trowel, Sontag and Sunny secured their shot to compete at the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship in Las Vegas at the World of Concrete tradeshow on January 18th, 2023.
In 2019, the SPEC MIX organization partnered with other masonry associations to create the Junior SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Competition. This year of the 22 Regional Series competitions, 12 will also hold Junior BRICKLAYER 500 contests that give high school and masonry apprentices the chance to compete for their state title. The program has proven remarkably successful and highly supported by the Mason Contractors Association of America, school administrators and numerous masonry supply manufacturers and dealers. To learn more, visit https://www.specmix.com/jr-spec-mix-bricklayer-500/.
The 21st annual SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship will be held January 18th, 2023, at the World of Concrete tradeshow in Las Vegas in the Las Vegas Convention Center Bronze Lot. Prizes total more than $125,000 and include a new Ford F-250 4×4 Super Duty truck, Kubota RTV-X1140, Multiquip Pro 12 Mortar Mixer, and other prizes from Hilti, IQ Power Tools, Stabila, Marshalltown, STIHL, Blaklader Workwear, and Belden Brick.
If you have any questions, or would like to set up an interview with any of the competitors, please contact Brian Carney at 612-859-4505 or by email at Brian.Carney@specmix.com
SPEC MIX is your North American source for high quality, factory produced cement-based building materials that are preblended for the construction industry. SPEC MIX products are precisely engineered to meet ASTM and building code requirements. Projects designed for the installation of brick, CMU, stone, stucco or building repair and restoration, SPEC MIX offers a full line of products packaged in 80 & 3,000-pound bags produced with state-of-the-art batching equipment to ensure quality and consistency from start to finish. For optimal jobsite efficiency, safety, and productivity, we provide contractors with numerous silo material mixing systems that maximize a contractor’s cost savings, safety and profitability. For more information, visit www.specmix.com.
2022 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 ALBERTA REGIONAL RESULTS
|1ST PLACE||DAVE SONTAG||SUNNY HARVEY||BEARSTONE MASONRY||CALGARY, ALBERTA||557 BRICKS||$500|
|TOP CRAFTSMAN||DAVE SONTAG||SUNNY HARVEY||BEARSTONE MASONRY||CALGARY, ALBERTA||557 BRICKS||$400|
|2ND PLACE||DAN KOZY||LOUIS ST LAURENT||SCORPIO MASONRY||EDMONTON, ALBERTA||488 BRICKS||$300|
|3RD PLACE||MICKEY CARDINAL||DUSTIN ARNDT||SCORPIO MASONRY||EDMONTON, ALBERTA||399 BRICKS||$200|
ONE MORE CHANCE TO QUALIFY
The new Wild Card Challenge will send additional Regional Series competitors to Las Vegas for the World Championship! At the end of the regional season, the bricklayers that post the top adjusted brick counts could win a FREE ride to Vegas and chance at becoming the 2022 World’s Best Bricklayer!