2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® WASHINGTON REGIONAL

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David Wernette Wins the 2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Washington Regional

Seattle, WA – The 2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Washington Regional Series has come to a close and mason David Wernette and mason tender Joshua Carney of R&D Masonry won it all. Now they head to Las Vegas to compete in the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship next January at the World of Concrete. The Western Washington Trades Training Center hosted the regional series event, one of 24 being held across North America. The qualifying national competitors will battle for a chance to win over $125,000 in cash and prizes, including a Ford F250 XLT 4X4 truck and John Deere Gator.

 

Five teams of highly skilled bricklayers battled on a cloudy, rainy day in Seattle. Their mission was to build a wall as big as they could in one hour. The mason with the most brick laid with the least mistakes wins. David Wernette and Joshua Carney celebrated victory with a brick count of 520. For their efforts they win the title “Washington’s Best Bricklayer,” and will head to Las Vegas to compete in the World Championship. Wernette also took the title SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN, which goes to the mason with the “most sellable wall.”

 

2nd place went to mason Ben Griffen and his mason tender Paul Cook of Keystone Masonry with a brick count of 317. Third place went to mason Mike Fuller and his mason tender Thea Phoun of Keystone Masonry.

The weather played a factor early in the day as the craftsmen dodged showers while getting their stalls ready for the competition. Thankfully that didn’t delay any action, as the clouds eventually gave way, giving everyone a beautiful backdrop to enjoy masonry’s hottest event.

 

The weather played a factor early in the day as the craftsmen dodged showers while getting their stalls ready for the competition. Thankfully that didn’t delay any action, as the clouds eventually gave way, giving everyone a beautiful backdrop to enjoy masonry’s hottest event.

 

 

2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® WASHINGTON REGIONAL FINAL RESULTS:

 

First Place:
Mason – David Wernette – 520 Brick
Tender – Joshua Carney
R&D Masonry, Marysville, WA

 

SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN:
Mason – David Wernette – 520 Brick
Tender – Joshua Carney
R&D Masonry, Marysville, WA

2nd Place:
Mason – Ben Griffen – 317 Brick
Tender – Paul Cook
Keystone Masonry, Yelm, WA

 

3rd Place:
Mason – Mike Fuller – 267 Brick
Tender – Thea Phoun
Keystone Masonry, Yelm, WA

 

 

 


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.

 

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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