2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® UTAH REGIONAL
Scott Tuttle Wins the 2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Utah Regional
West Jordan, Utah —The 2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Regional Competition for Utah was held at Interstate Brick in West Jordan, Utah on August 10, 2018. Eight teams of brick masons and tenders vied for a competition spot in the 2019 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship Competition held in Las Vegas, Nevada. There, they will compete for over $125,000 in cash and prizes including a new 2018 Ford F-250 XLT 4×4 truck and John Deere Gator Crossover Utility Vehicle.
Scott Tuttle, a mason with Quik Trowell Masonry, Clearfield, Utah, and his mason tender Brian Tuttle, edged out the rest of the competition to take home first place with a brick count of 608. Not only did first place carry the opportunity to compete in the 2019 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 in Las Vegas for Scott and Brian, but it also came with $600 cash. The SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN Award went to Donny Woolsey, of AK Masonry out of West Jordan, Utah earning him $400 cash. Eric Speer, of AK Masonry, West Jordan, Utah finished as runner-up taking home $500 cash. Third place went to, Genero Vasquez, with H&H Masonry, Bluffdale, Utah, who received an additional $300 in cash and prizes.
It was a warm setting at Interstate Brick in West Jordan, Utah to hold our 17th Annual SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Competition. A beautiful sunrise welcomed the bricklayers as they geared up for battle. National and Regional sponsors set up tents and displays for the crowd, and Ford brought a new F250 to get the competitors excited. The DJ rolled out his cords, the food trucks were in route and the roar of the mixer was the only sound you could hear.
The competition was fierce but, as with each regional event, nothing is certain until the judges finalize their counts. The Tuttle’s are always contenders in the Utah regionals and had what it took again this year to walk away with the first place trophy.
A special thank you to all of our National and Regional Sponsors, masons, tenders, family and friends for attending and supporting the masonry industry and the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500. The masons are the true meaning of “Keeping the Trade Strong.”
2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® UTAH REGIONAL FINAL RESULTS:
Mason – Scott Tuttle – 608 Brick
Tender – Brian Tuttle
Quik Trowell, Clearfield, Utah
SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN:
Mason – Donny Woolsey – 408 Brick
Tender – Juan Valasquez
AK Masonry, West Jordan, Utah
Mason – Eric Speer – 457 Brick
Tender – Levi Short
AK Masonry, West Jordan, Utah
Mason – Genero Vazquez – 411 Brick
Tender – Juan
H&H Masonry, Bluffdale, Utah
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 $125,000 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.
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