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17 TERRY 18 JAMES WEST TENNESSEE19 ZAC
VIRGINIA
DANIEL CURRIERMISSOURI GUIRE

TENDER: BRADEN PALMER TENDER: CHARLES FOSTER TENDER: OSCAR HERRERA
COMPANY: John J. Smith Masonry COMPANY: Top Notch Brick & COMPANY: Care Supply

St. Louis, MO Block Masonry, Inc. Nashville, TN
Norfolk, VA
Making their debut at the SPEC MIX BRICK- The 2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World
LAYER 500 World Championship in 2018 is Another first time competitor at the SPEC Championship will be the second time Zac
34 year old Terry Daniel, and tender Braden MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Champion- Guire, 39, will be on the world stage. Zac is
Palmer. Getting his start in high school more ship Competition, James Currier, 50, has a 5th generation mason, learning the trade
than 15 years ago, Terry attended trade been a mason for 32 years. He got his start from his family.
school before a friend of the family got him a in the trade as a laborer for his neighbor
job. And the rest, as they say, is history! and worked his way up to owning his own He is preparing for the competition by
business. exercising at the gym and practicing the
Terry is working on over the wall laying in competition wall. He hopes to lay 640
order to prepare for the Las Vegas Competi- James is preparing for the competition by perfect brick in Las Vegas to take home the
tion. He’s set a goal of 860 brick, a number working hard everyday and doing practice title. If he wins he will be praising God for
that could win the title! If he wins, he plans runs from time to time. He hopes to lay 600- allowing him to do so.
to take his family out for drinks and gam- 700 brick at the World Championship, and
bling, after all, this is Vegas! says if he wins, he’ll be celebrating with his Zac believes that the SMBL500 benefits the
family in Las Vegas! trade by drawing interest from individuals
Terry believes the SMBL500 shows the pub- that would not have otherwise known about
lic how hard masons work every day, and James says the SMBL500 gives young the opportunities it offers.
the passion they have for the trade. people an incentive to get into the trade and
strive for quality, not just quantity. Zac would like to thank Mike Tanner at
Terry would like to thank his wife first, then Care Supply, Andy Sneed for letting Oscar
all of the other hardworking masons that James would like to thank the Lord, his fam- help him, and Wayne Monget for helping
taught him the trade. He would also like to ily, friends, past employers, and everyone him train.
thank his boss, John Smith, for giving him who has been there for him.
his start and the opportunity to learn the 22 JOSE MARIO
trade.
LANDEROS
20 KEN 21 WRISTON TEXAS - DALLAS
NORTH CAROLINATENDER: ADOLFO GONZALEZ
RUTLEY MCGEEALBERTA COMPANY: Artisan Masonry

TENDER: RICK VAIR TENDER: KALEB MCGEE Royse City, TX
COMPANY: Mayzes Masonry COMPANY: McGee Brothers
In his first appearance at the SPEC MIX
Medicine Hat, AB Company, Inc. BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship Event,
Monroe, NC Jose Mario Landeros, 37, is here represent-
Ken Rutley, 42, is a veteran at the SPEC MIX ing Dallas/North Texas. A mason for 15
BRICKLAYER 500 World Championships. Wriston McGee, 23, is making his first years, Jose learned the trade through a
The 2018 Competition will be his 8th year appearance at the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER mentorship program.
representing Alberta on the World Stage. He 500 World Championships in 2018. Wriston
has been a mason for 18 years, starting in comes from a long line of masons who Jose and his tender, Adolfo, are practicing
the field as an apprentice for a friend and taught him the trade. You could say he’s every day in preparation for the World Cham-
working his way up from laborer to Owner/ been a mason for his entire life, learning the pionship. He has set a goal of 600 brick in
Partner. craft from his family from a very young age. hopes of winning the title. If he succeeds, he
plans to celebrate with his family.
Ken is working hard to prepare for the World Wriston is practicing laying the wall in order
Championships, setting up a practice wall to to reach his goal of laying 750 brick at the Jose believes the SMBL500 benefits the
work on his speed and stamina, in addition World Championship Competition. If he wins, trade by shining a spotlight on masons and
to his years of experience on the wall. He he plans to celebrate with his family. what they can do.
hopes to lay 750 brick to take home the title.
If he wins, he’ll have a great drive home He says the competition benefits the trade Jose would like to thank everyone at Artisan
in his new truck before he books a beach by bringing attention to the field of masonry. Masonry for their support, and all of the
vacation for his wife and himself. SMBL500 sponsors for putting on this event!
Wriston would like to thank his tender, Kaleb,
Ken says the SMBL500 is a great way to and all his family for all their support in get-
show up and coming workers that there are ting him to Las Vegas.
benefits to a hard working trade, and to be
proud of the work that you do!

Ken would like to thank his wife, kids, busi-
ness partner and his tender.

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