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Fastest Trowel on the Block
and Masonry Skills Challenge

Saturday, October 19, 2024

Location, Registration, and other details TBD -

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We must have a minimum of 10 competitors to host the competition.


The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Region G Masonry Skills Challenge showcases the training of first, second and third-year masonry apprentices and high school construction education students. In this competition, contestants are given a project drawing appropriate to their skill level and must lay out and construct the project in three hours. The winners of the masonry apprentice’s competition are then entered to compete in the MCAA National Skills Challenge at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas, NV (January 2024).

Contestants must be currently enrolled in the AMC Apprenticeship Program, the BAC Local #3 Apprenticeship Program or any local high school to compete.

Entry Fee: None
Check-in: 6:00 AM
Contestant Meeting: 6:30 AM
Duration: 7:00 AM-10:00 AM

Entry Fee: None
Check-in: 6:30 AM
Contestant Meeting Time: 7:00 AM
Duration: 7:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Fastest Trowel on the Block competition will showcase the best of Arizona’s journeymen masons alongside their favorite tender. Each contestant’s goal is to build the largest block wall, using 8” x 8” x 16” CMU with only the mortar provided – in 20 minutes! Contestants must excel in both speed and craftsmanship.

First Place: $2,000 – Trophy 
Second Place: $1,000 - Trophy
Third Place: $500 - Trophy

Each competitor must be employed by an AMC member.
Entry Requirement: Must register an adult volunteer from your sponsoring company to work the event.

Volunteer Check-in: 5:30 AM
Contestant Check-in: 8:00 AM
Contestant Meeting: 9:30 AM
First Course: 10:00 AM- 10:45 AM
Competition Start Time: 11:00 am

Registration Not Available

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