EAGAN, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SPEC MIX, LLC®, a QUIKRETE Company®, is finalizing preparations for the world’s largest and most prestigious masonry competition, the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500®. This action-packed bricklaying battle will happen on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 at the World of Concrete expo in Las Vegas, NV. With Covid-19 restrictions lifting across the country, the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 is anchoring the first large event to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in over a year.
The grueling competition is designed to identify the best bricklayer in the world based upon who can lay the most brick, with the least amount of deductions in one hour. Regional qualifications were held across North America to determine who earned the opportunity to compete for over $125,000 in cash and prizes in Las Vegas. This year marks the 19th anniversary of the event, with the regional events live stream capturing over a million views, making the competition more popular than ever.
With 15 exciting regional series competitions held across North America, the final gameday roster gave way to arguably the most talented field in the event’s 19-year history. The returning World Champion, Fred Campbell, and returning SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN®, Darian Douthit, will join fifteen regional series winners and four wild card qualifiers to compete for over $125,000 in cash and prizes (including a new Ford F-250 4x4 Truck, Kubota RTV-X1140) and the title, “World’s Best Bricklayer.”
“We are excited to be able to bring the masonry world together, to celebrate the talent of these amazing craftsmen and crown a champion. After a year of uncertainty, we look forward to returning to Las Vegas and putting on a great show for the masonry industry. Our primary mission has always been to keep the trade strong, and after a very challenging year we now have the chance to support our fellow craftsmen like never before,” said SPEC MIX vice president, Brian Carney.
As it becomes more difficult to source skilled labor, there is a united effort to create interest in the skilled trades and this event creates an exciting atmosphere to demonstrate the work of these craftsman. This event is a foundational to SPEC MIX’s partnerships with masonry institutes, unions, and contractor associations to achieving our goal of building interest in the trades.
Don't miss these talented craftsmen showing off their masonry skills on the national stage. The event will be live streamed on June 9 at www.specmix.com as well on the official SPEC MIX Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SPECMIX. The live stream kicks off at 8:45 AM PDT with three other exciting masonry competitions being held before the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 starts at 10:00 AM PDT.
SPEC MIX is your national source for high quality, factory produced mortars and grouts that are preblended for the construction industry. SPEC MIX products are precisely engineered to meet ASTM and building code requirements. Projects designed for the installation of brick, CMU, stone, stucco or building repair and restoration, SPEC MIX offers a full line of products packaged in 80 & 3,000-pound bags produced with state-of-the-art batching equipment to ensure quality and consistency from start to finish. For optimal jobsite efficiency, safety, and productivity, we provide contractors with numerous silo material mixing systems that maximize a contractor's cost savings, safety, and profitability. For more information, visit www.specmix.com.
To learn more about the event, visit: https://www.specmix.com/spec-mix-bricklayer-500/2021-world-championship/
To see this year's promo reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoI4FRIkim0
2020 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Photo Archive: CLICK HERE