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Fastest Trowel on the Block
Masonry Skills Challenge - 2022

  The 2022 Event was held Saturday, October 22, 2022 at

Superlite Block  -  6741 West German Road, Chandler, AZ 85226

Check out the Winners!

The 2023 will be held on October 28th - Registration will open July 17th

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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 2023).

1st Place

Roberto Cimental

Arizona State Masonry


2nd Place

Alvaro Perez

Sargon Masonry


3rd Place

Gerardo Patlan

Adams Fence

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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 Year Apprentices

1st Place - Justino Garcia

Hobbs Masonry


2nd Place - Alvaro Landaverde, Sutter Masonry


3rd Place - Daniel Almaraz, Hobbs Masonry

Second Year Apprentices

1st Place - Ruben Rodriguez

Hobbs Masonry


2nd Place -John Haynes

Atlas Masonry


3rd Place - Juan Mendez

Recreate Companies


Third Year Apprentices


1st Place - Steve Kozel

Sutter Masonry


2nd Place - Alexis Cuen

Hobbs Masonry


3rd Place - Oscar Montano

Sun Valley Masonry


High School Students


1st Place - Caleb Peterson

Canyon Del Oro High School


2nd Place - Jordan Michael

West MEC Verrado

3rd Place - Octavio Tello

West MEC Verrado

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Thank You Sponsors!

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