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2018 COMPETITOR ROSTER | BIOS

8 GRZEGORZ 9 VINCE COLORADO10 ESTEBAN
FLORIDA
GORAL WRIGHTILLINOIS CABRAL

TENDER: STEFAN MAJERCAK TENDER: CLINT WRIGHT TENDER: OSCAR LUIS GAUCIN
COMPANY: Molloy Masonry COMPANY: Wright Masonry COMPANY: Phoenix Masonry

Chicago, IL Section, AL Thornton, CO

Grzegorz, Goral, 43, has been a mason for 25 Vince Wright, a two-time SkillsUSA Masonry Esteban Cabral, 32, has been a mason
years. After realizing at a young age that his Champion, is back and appearing in his for nearly half his life. His brother, Juan,
passion was for building things, he attended second SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World introduced him to the trade when he was
trade school for 3 years. Championship Event. He is 27 years old, and 15, as a tender. This will be the third time he
has been a mason for 11 years, learning the and tender, Oscar, will compete in the World
This is Grzegorz’s second appearance craft in a vocational program in high school. Championship Event.
at the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World
Championship, and he is practicing everyday He’s working hard & practicing for the Esteban is preparing for the World Champi-
on the job. His goal is to lay 720 brick to win competition, both at home and at work. He onship Event by minimizing the mistakes he
the Title. If he reaches his goal, he plans to has set a goal of 640 perfect brick for his made in previous years, making sure he is in
celebrate by taking his family and friends sophomore appearance. If he wins, he hopes better physical shape, and implementing a
on vacation to spend some quality time to do donuts, NASCAR style, in his new truck, better technique. His goal is to lay 750 brick.
together. and brag to everyone in the Southeast! If he wins, he plans to celebrate by spending
time with friends and family.
Grzegorz thinks the SMBL500 benefits the Vince says the SMBL500 benefits the trade
trade by showcasing the best products out by showing the youth how awesome the Esteban says the SMBL500 gives the mason
there. trade is and gives the veterans something recognition, benefiting everyone in the trade.
to shoot for!
Grzegorz would like to thank his boss, Tom Esteban would like to thank his brother Juan
Molloy, for the opportunity to compete, and Vincent would like to thank Scott Phillips, for always being by his side, and to Phoenix
all his wonderful family and friends for their Charles West, Darrel Evett, everybody at Masonry for their support in this journey. He
support on this adventure! SPEC MIX and Marshalltown, God, family and would also like to thank all of the SMBL500
all his friends for their support in getting to sponsors for allowing masons to show their
the World Championship competition. hard work world-wide!

11 ERIC 12 JOSEPH CALIFORNIA13 DAVID
PENNSYLVANIA
KENT MASTERSWASHINGTON JONES SR

TENDER: PHIL EVANS TENDER: RYAN DRAKELEY TENDER: DAVID JONES JR
COMPANY: R & D Masonry COMPANY: Dan Lepore & Sons COMPANY: Bratton Masonry, Inc.

Marysville, WA Conshohocken, PA Fresno, CA

Eric Kent, 48, is representing the state of The 2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World David Jones Sr, 52, is back in Las Vegas for
Washington in his first appearance at the Championship Event marks Joseph Masters’, his fifth SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World
SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Champion- 30, first run at the title. A mason for twelve Championship. He’s a fourth generation
ship. He has been a mason for 30 years, years, Joseph got his start in the trade at mason, getting his start in the trade with his
getting his start at his local Job Corps. the Williamson Free School of Mechanical family 34 years ago.
Trades.
To prepare for the competition, he has been Aided by his son, David Jones Jr, David is
practicing at his local apprenticeship school. He’s relying on his past experiences com- working every day and practicing wall tech-
He hopes to lay 800 brick to win the com- peting and planning to prepare for the World niques in order to prepare for the Champion-
petition. Whether he wins or not, he plans to Championship Competition, and hopes to lay ship showdown! His goal is to lay 600 clean
marry his fiancé in Las Vegas and celebrate 720 brick in Las Vegas. If he wins, he plans brick to win the title.
accordingly! to celebrate by going right back to work to
lay more brick! David believes that the SMBL500 shows
Eric says the SMBL500 benefits the trade the world that speed and quality can go
by showing that laying brick can be fun and Joseph believes the SMBL500 benefits the together.
exciting. trade by encouraging bricklayers to continue
to hone their craft and get better at what David would like to thank God, first & fore-
Eric would like to thank Phil Evans, Don they do. most, for the gift of masonry. Then he would
Kenny, Andy McFarlane, and especially his fi- like to thank his wife for her support, his son
ance Mary Bell for her support and devotion! Joseph would like to thank Don Hiltebeitel for tending mason for him (even though he
and his parents for all their support in get- is a great mason himself!), and finally BAC
ting him this far! Local 3.

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