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Masonry

Mason Javier Chacon positions a brick during the regional Bricklayer 500 competition in Bridgeton, Missouri, on Sept. 12, 2019.
David Kovaluk | St. Louis Public Radio

Building a brick wall isn’t typically considered a competitive sport — but try telling that to Terry Daniel.

Wiping sweat from his eyes, the Wentzville mason spreads a thick layer of mortar with his trowel and slaps a brick on top, working as fast as he can. 

“It’s a marathon, not a sprint,” said Daniel, who competed Thursday in the regional Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 in Bridgeton, Missouri.