Teams compete in bricklaying competition - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Teams compete in bricklaying competition

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Fatjon Rapo and Julian Poce from Hartford competed in the bricklaying competition (WFSB) Fatjon Rapo and Julian Poce from Hartford competed in the bricklaying competition (WFSB)
DANIELSON, CT (WFSB) -

It's not baseball, but the New England Regional World Series of bricklaying took place on Thursday in Connecticut.

The fastest masons in the northeast competed for prizes and a chance to compete with the best-of-the-best in Las Vegas.

There were 13 mason teams moving as they competed against each other in the Northeast Regional Spec Mix Bricklayer 500, the world championship competition, at Jolly Concrete.

Each mason and tender represent northeast states.

For Connecticut, Fatjon Rapo and Julian Poce from Hartford competed. Rapo said he has been laying bricks for three years and hoped to put down 500 bricks in an hour.

"It's a really good experience for them to see what they can do in real life when they graduate,” said Ellis Tech teacher Elliott Hayden, who had student bricklayers watching the competition.

Judges seem to scrutinize every brick and angle, but in the end, all of the masons are good.

The Connecticut team came in third place. Winning cash and prices was a father and son team from New Jersey, Mark Wells Sr. and Mark Wells Jr. They put down 658 bricks.

They will now head to Las Vegas for more competition in February.

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