2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® OHIO REGIONAL SERIES

SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500

Cole Stamper wins the 2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Ohio Regional Competition

CINCINNATI – THE SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® OHIO REGIONAL WAS A SUCCESS! BRICK MASON COLE STAMPER AND TENDER FOREST STAMPER QUALIFIED TO COMPETE AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN LAS VEGAS!

 

The Ohio SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Regional competition was held at Smart Building Supply in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 10am. Bricklayers and Masons representing the state of Ohio battled for a chance to advance to the World Championship competition held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

  

8 teams of brick masons and tenders gave it their best shot in Ohio. Cole Stamper of Mason Structure in Lexington, KY, along with his mason tender Forest Stamper were up for the challenge and took home first place with a brick count of 612. The newly minted champions received $600, a Marshalltown trophy and bag, a Stabila 4-foot level, the title “Ohio’s Best Bricklayer,” and a free trip to Las Vegas to compete for the grand prize. Stamper was also crowned SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN, an award given to the mason who created the most “sellable wall,” receiving an additional $550.

 

Second place went to mason Bob Crawlman and his mason tender Preston Kirby of Miter Masonry in Cincinnati, Ohio with an adjusted brick count of 367, taking home a prize of $500.

 

Third place went to mason Tony Vaux and his mason tender Charlie Cheatham of United Masonry in Cleveland, Ohio with an adjusted brick count of 367 brick taking home a prize of $500.

 

The overall turnout was great, with over 100 spectators looking on to see Cole Stamper run away with the competition. Door prizes included a TV, $150 in cash prizes, and various door prizes provided by SPEC MIX and the local sponsors. 

Visit www.specmixbricklayer500.com to learn more. Visit the Ohio Regional Page here.

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

 

SMART BUILDING SUPPLY

 


 

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2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® OHIO REGIONAL FINAL RESULTS:

 

First Place:

Mason – Cole Stamper – 612 Brick

Tender – Forest Stamper

 Mason Structure – Lexington, KY

 

SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN:

Mason – Cole Stamper – 612 Brick

Tender – Forest Stamper

Mason Structure, Lexington, Kentucky

 

2nd Place:

Mason – Bob Crawlman – 367 Brick

Tender – Preston Kirby

Miter Construction, Cincinnati, OH

 

3rd Place:

Mason – Tony Vaux – 367 Brick

Tender – Charlie Cheatham

United Masonry, Cleveland, Ohio

 

 

 


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 masonry industry’s premier bricklaying competition with a total purse estimated at $100,000 that annually awards the title, “World’s Best Bricklayer”. Each year there are a series of preliminary SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Qualifying Events held throughout North America to determine who will compete in the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship. The Championship finale draws as many as 4,000 spectators with thousands of live webcast viewers who tune in to watch this bricklayer battle.

 

More about SPEC MIX®: SPEC MIX is the construction industry’s national source for high quality; factory preblended cement-based building products for the construction industry. With more than 60 manufacturing facilities in all major markets across the US and Canada, SPEC MIX production plants utilize state of the art batching equipment and the finest materials to ensure total quality control throughout your project. SPEC MIX offers a deep line of masonry mortars and grouts, stucco and industrial products including various patented silo systems to maximize a contractor’s productivity and safety. The mission of SPEC MIX is to keep your jobsite team going, moving and working safely—all day, every day.

 

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