John Weininger, Mosser Construction masonry apprentice, recently won first place in the second-year apprentice division of the Masonry Skills Challenge in Las Vegas.

The Masonry Skills Challenge is a competition of masonry apprentices in first, second and third year skill levels. Apprentices who won their regional U.S. and foreign competitions moved on to compete in Las Vegas in January to be the top masonry apprentice at their respective level. Showcasing the industry’s most talented young masons, the event also focused on careers in the masonry industry.

We are excited to share with you the following article in the Findlay Courier for the rest of the story of John Weininger, once welder now turned award-winning bricklayer, and how he took home the top prize in this national competition.