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Arizona Masonry Skills Challenge Results

Arizona apprentices compete at Masonry Skills Challenge

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20 competitors participated in the annual Arizona Masonry Contractors Association Masonry Skills Challenge on Saturday, November 21, 2009.
20 competitors participated in the annual Arizona Masonry Contractors Association Masonry Skills Challenge on Saturday, November 21, 2009.
The Arizona Masonry Contractors Association held its annual Masonry Skills Challenge on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT), a public school located in Mesa which serves students from ten east valley school districts and where the AMCA apprenticeship classes and labs are held. 20 competitors participated in this competition.

Several industry people, along with the competitors’ families, were there to support first, second and third year apprentices and high school construction education students as they showcased their training.

This MCAA Region G competition gave apprentices three hours to complete a project designed for their skill level. The projects were judged on several criteria, including plumb, level, correct design and production. Winners of this competition will go on to compete in the International Masonry Skills Challenge in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 2, 2010.

Winners of the Skills Challenge were:

High School

1st Place
Matthew Woodhall, EVIT

1st Year Apprentices

1st Place
Galdino Lucio, AMCA
Sutter Masonry

2nd Place
Filberto Granados, AMCA
G & G Enterprises

3rd Place
Nathan Gordon, Phoenix Bricklayers JATC

2nd Year Apprentices

1st Place
Geovani Almonte, AMCA
Masonry Structures

2nd Place
Celso Ceballos, AMCA
G & G Enterprises

3rd Place
Adan Lopez, AMCA
Sutter Masonry

3rd Year Apprentices

1st Place
Nicolas Castro, AMCA
Pioneer Masonry

2nd Place
Armando Arrieta, AMCA
Pioneer Masonry

3rd Place
Ezequiel Pacheco, Phoenix Bricklayers JATC

Thanks to all apprentices who came out to compete and a special thanks to all sponsors of the competition who helped make this event possible.


About the Author

The Arizona Masonry Contractors Association was founded in the 1950s to service and protect the interests of Masonry Contractors throughout Arizona. Since that time it has developed a nationally recognized and US Department of Labor approved Apprenticeship Program, an Industry recognized Certification Program and an effective and rewarding Safety Program. For more information, visit www.azmasonry.net.

 

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