EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) –  The Colorado School of Mines hosted a unique competition on Monday that put the skills of civil engineering students to the test.

They raced across Evergreen Lake in concrete canoes that they created.

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Twenty teams from all over the country and Canada participated in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 30th Annual National Concrete Canoe Competition.

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They were judged on how well the canoe performed on the water and how the canoes were designed.

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The students have had all year to research, design and make their canoes while incorporating creativity and teamwork.

LINK: Concrete Canoe National Competition

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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo won this year’s race.