A judge carefully measures one of the wall constructed by one of the contestants. Deductions are made from the total brick count if the rules of the competition are not met.
Mason tenders race to prepare the work areas for the contestants during the SPEC MIX Toughest Tender competition.
Ray Robinson (center) of J.A.M. Construction holds the trophy for finishing in first place at the 2011 SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500, held at World of Masonry/World of Concrete in Las Vegas in January. With him are second place finisher Jeff Burton (left) of Miter Masonry Construction, and Dave Moyle (right), who finished in third place and who also won the Top Craftsman award.