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September 10, 2011 10:30 AM CDT

Cleveland rocks the 6th Annual Ohio SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional

Jakubisin narrowly beats out Burton


Justin Jakubisin won the Cleveland Regional laying 696 brick.

Justin Jakubisin won the Cleveland Regional laying 696 brick.
On a weekend filled with great entertainment in Cleveland, Ohio including the NFL Hall of Fame induction, a PGA Tour event featuring Tiger Woods’ return to professional golf and even the world famous Twins Day Festival at Twinsburg, the Ohio Regional of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 certainly did not play second fiddle when it came to lightning fast action.

For 6 straight years, highly skilled masons from around the state come together to prove who is the top mason in Ohio at the state’s SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 regional competition. Arguably the most competitive of the 16 local regional competition to be held in 2011, the Ohio contest’s 10 competitors featured the past two National Toughest Tender Champions in Raymond Burton (2010) and Aaron Cooke (2009) as well as 2008 second place finisher Jeff Burton and DIY Dominator’s Masonry Challenge Winner Justin Jakubisin. Once the action began, it was all business and when the dust cleared, Justin used his home field advantage and personal cheering section to take home the crown laying 696 brick and narrowly beating out second place Jeff Burton from the Cincinnati.

Justin will be heading to Las Vegas to compete at the World Championship SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500, representing the state of Ohio and ready to prove he has the Skill, Speed and Stamina to be the World’s Best Bricklayer!

A special thanks to Eastside Masonry, Mutual Materials, Lafarge, Lehigh Cement and all the sponsors who come together to make this event happen, we couldn’t do it without you!

For more information on the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 program go to

About the Author

Jeff Farmakes is the Marketing Communications Manager for SPEC MIX®, Inc.


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