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MCAA Region B Skills Challenge Results

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Winners of the MCAA Region B Skills Challenge.

Winners of the MCAA Region B Skills Challenge.
The MCAA Region B Skills Challenge was held at the Chattanooga Marriott and Chattanooga Convention Center, on October 23, 2010. 21 apprentices from 14 programs competed this year.

First place finishers were from two programs, 1) 1st year from the Masonry Association of Florida Tampa Bay Chapter, and 2) 2nd & 3rd year from the Masonry Association of Chattanooga. Winners were given $300 cash, a plaque, and tools donated by Marshalltown Trowel Company.

The winners were:

First Year

First Place
Aaron Meaders
Overberg Masonry
MAF Tampa Bay

Second Place
Romero Sarmiento
Overberg Masonry
MAF Tampa Bay

Third Place
Miguel Suarez
Gentry & Painter
MAC

Second Year

First Place
Kristopher Boyd
Masonry Specialist
MAC

Second Place
Eric Powell
Wasco
Nashville JATC

Third Place
Samuel Hernandez
Gentry & Painter
MAC

Third Year

First Place
Daniel Sapp
Adams Masonry
MAC

Second Place
Greg Pellerito
Pyramid Masonry
MAG

Third Place
Juan Arias
Gentry & Painter
MAC

All three first place winners will be invited to compete in the Masonry Skills Challenge competition held at the MCAA Convention at World of Concrete/World of Masonry on January 18, 2011 in Las Vegas.


About the Author

Bryan Light is the Technical Services Director at the Brick Industry Association (BIA). Bryan has worked in the masonry industry since 1964 and joined the staff at BIA in October of 1999. He is a Gold member of the Building Officials of Georgia, and a member of the Metro Atlanta Inspectors Association. Bryan has served as the Chairman of the National SkillsUSA Masonry Technical Committee, overseeing the annual contest for secondary and post-secondary masonry students.

 

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