Leif Reints - Northeast Technology Center, Afton
THEN: A Wyandotte High School student wanting to get out of school. Leif planned to attend the automotive course at NTC so he could rebuild old cars during his retirement years, but the class was full. Friends talked him into attending the masonry course where he
- Learned to lay and cut brick and tile.
- Received the Masonry Certification.
- Won the state SkillsUSA Bricklaying Championship two years in a row and competed at the national level.
NOW: Leif competed in the Specmix Bricklayer 500 World Championship and won, becoming the world’s best bricklayer for 2012. He received a new Ford F-250 XLT Crew Cab truck, $5,000 cash and sponsor prizes worth thousands of dollars. Leif runs his own business, Reints Masonry Works, in Joplin, Mo.