Photo gallery: Playing to win one brick at a time

Published: Friday, Aug. 24 2012 4:07 p.m. MDT

Brian Tuttle competes in the qualifying Utah regional bricklaying competition for the World Series of Bricklaying in Salt Lake City on Friday, August 24, 2012. Each team, consisting of a mason and a mason tender, had 60 minutes to complete an approximately 26-foot, double-wythe brick wall within a defined work area, while meeting strict quality standards. The winner of each regional competition will advance on to the National Event. Award places are based on the highest brick counts meeting the quality standards and competition rules.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Bricklayers took part in the Utah regional bricklaying competition for the World Series of Bricklaying on Friday. The competition took place at QUIKRETE Utah in Salt Lake City.

The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regionals are a series of 16 qualifying events taking place throughout North America that draws the area's best masons possessing the skill, speed and stamina, according to a press release.

Each team, consisting of a mason and a mason tender, had 60 minutes to complete an approximately 26-foot, double-wythe brick wall within a defined work area, while meeting strict quality standards. The winner of each regional competition will advance on to the National Event. Award places are based on the highest brick counts meeting the quality standards and competition rules.

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