Fred Campbell wins the 2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 East Tennessee Regional
You could almost hear the groan from the rest of the World Championship qualifiers when Fred Campbell of Creative Masonry in Greeneville, TN was announced the winner of the East Tennessee regional. Campbell is 8-time veteran of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 and knows what it takes to win it all, having done so twice.
After taking a year off, Campbell and his mason tender Tony Shelton laid 665 brick to win their spot in Las Vegas. In 2015, Campbell took home the top prize with a brick count of 743, and in 2013 he won with a brick count of 634. That experience makes him someone to keep a close eye on during the competition, but he knows he’s up against some strong competition this year, and to win he’ll have to be perfect.
Campbell has been laying brick since he was ten when his father taught him the masonry trade. Now he has the opportunity to be the mentor as his hometown opened up a trade school, for which he has had the honor of being both the top sponsor and master instructor.