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2014 NCCC Qualifiers

If your school qualifies for the 2014 NCCC, please send a photo of your canoe and/or team (here). Please include the name of your entry with your submission. 

We would also appreciate receiving the names of the schools who plaed second and third in your Conference so that we can mention them too.  Thanks!


University of Akron
with "Cassin" (Ohio Valley
)


Cal Poly - Pomona
with "Gidget" (Pacific Southwest
)


Cal Poly - SLO
with "Ambrosia" (Pacific Southwest


Clemson University
with "The Game Day Experience" (Carolinas)


Drexel University
with "Drage" (Mid-Atlantic
)


Fairmont State University
with "Gray Ghost" (Virginias)


University of Florida

with "Accelegator" (Southeast)


Louisiana Tech University
with "Dawg's Day" (Deep South)


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2014 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition - 27th Offering
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
June 19-21, 2014


Quemahoning Reservoir; SB2W facility (weather.com)

Qualifiers: Thanks for your photos! Stay tuned for venues from Johnstown.
The remaining Conferences finish on April 27th. Stay tuned for results from the following: 
Metropolitan, Mid-Continent, Midwest, New England, Pacific Northwest, Texas-Mexico, and Upstate New York.

From "The Front Line"... "I'm excited about trying to pick the top five for the fifteenth year in a row. But, before I begin commenting and handicapping, I'd like to tell you how my forty year involvement in concrete canoeing has helped me both professionally and personally"....... jag 

Disclaimer: Since schools must meet other requirements, such as being in "good standing," participation in the professional paper competition, and attendance at the annual business meeting, the results posted here regarding the 2014 NCCC qualifiers are unofficial.

ConcreteCanoe.org  - 2014 US National Coverage - ConcreteCanoe.org
(rules, national qualifiers, photos, top picks, race site, links, commentary, etc.)


Utah State and New Mexico State qualify in Rocky Mountain

The Rocky Mountain Conference was hosted by Colorado State University. Utah State University won the Rocky Mountain Conference Concrete Canoe Competition. New Mexico State University finished second followed by the University of Wyoming in third.


Utah State will field "Promontory."

This is forth time that the Utah State has qualified for nationals.

Since Utah State placed fifth overall in the 2013 NCCC and won their conference competition in 2014,  New Mexico State qualified for the 2014 NCCC under the "Top Five" rule. The Aggies will be making their ninth national appearance.


New Mexico State will field "Protogenoi." 

The Aggies' "Protogenoi" (first born of the Greek Gods) was cured underwater and features an inward gunwale, a wave breaker in the bow, and a fish tail in the stern.

At the competition, USU took home first in the design paper, oral presentation, final product, men and women's endurance races, and women's sprint race.


Nevada-Reno and Tongji University qualify in Mid-Pacific

The Mid-Pacific Conference was hosted by California State University - Fresno. The University of Nevada, Reno won the competition. Tongji University (designated TJU and located in Shanghai, China) placed second followed by Sacramento State in third.


The University of Nevada, Reno will field "Alluvium."

This is the ninth time that the Wolf Pack has qualified for nationals.

At last year's national competition, the top five placements were Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS), the University of Nevada, Reno (Wolf Pack), the University of Florida (Gators), California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly - SLO), and Utah State University (Utah State).

Since Reno placed second overall in the 2013 NCCC and won their conference competition in 2014, Tongji qualified for the 2014 NCCC under the "Top Five" rule. TJU competed in the Mid-Pac Conference as an international student group and will be making their debut at the national level. This brings the number of different schools to have competed there to 115. Welcome to the big league!


Tongji will field "Operace."

Operace stands for opera race and TJU's theme is based on the Chinese Peking Opera, Lianpu (Opera Faces).

During the concrete canoe competition in the Mid-Pacific, Reno won all of the events that were completed.  The co-ed race had to be cancelled due to inclement weather. Tongji won the overall Mid-Pac title.


University of Wisconsin-Madison wins Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Conference was hosted by the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign. The University of Wisconsin - Madison won the Great Lakes Conference Concrete Canoe Competition. The University of Evansville placed second followed by the host school (UIUC) in third.


Wisconsin-Madison will field "Laurentide."

This is the eighteenth time that the Badgers have qualified for nationals.

In the Great Lakes Conference, Madison secured the overall Conference title and won all of the events in the concrete canoe competition by fielding an entry that revolved around a Glaciation theme. They hold the record for the most national wins (5) with the Bears and Team UAH. Significantly, the Badgers are the only one of these teams who will be in Johnstown to better this record.


Drexel wins Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic Conference was hosted by the United States Naval Academy and Villanova University. Drexel University won the Mid-Atlantic Conference Concrete Canoe Competition. The University of Maryland placed second followed by the national host school, the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown (UPJ), in third.


Drexel will field "Drage" (Norwegian for dragon).

This is the twelfth time that Drexel has qualified for nationals.

Also, since the national host school has the choice of competing in the current year or delaying their entry until the following year, UPJ can play their trump card to qualify for the 2014 NCCC. If they do, this will be the seventh time that the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown has qualified for nationals.


Cal Poly - SLO and Cal Poly - Pomona qualify in Pacific Southwest

The Pacific Southwest Conference was hosted by San Diego State University. California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo won Pacific Southwest Concretet Canoe Competition. California State Polytechnic University - Pomona finished second.


Cal Poly - SLO will field "Ambrosia."

This is the fifteenth time that Cal Poly -SLO has qualified for nationals.

Since Cal Poly - SLO placed forth overall in the 2013 NCCC and won their conference competition in 2014, Cal Poly - Pomona qualified for the 2014 NCCC under the "Top Five" rule. They will be making their eighth national appearance.


Cal Poly - Pomona will field "Gidget."


Fairmont State wins Virginias

The Virginias Conference was hosted by the University of Virginia. Fairmont State University won the Virginias Conference Concrete Canoe Competition. Virginia Tech finished second followed by West Virginia University in third.


Fairmont State will field the "Gray Ghost."

This is the eleventh straight victory for Fairmont State University

About Fairmont's theme: With a country divided by war, WV decreed freedom and equality and thus the 35th state was born.  John S. Mosby served as a Confederate Army Calvary Commander during the Civil War. Mosby was nicknamed the Gray Ghost for his quick raids and ability to elude Union Army pursuers. He was known to disappear by blending in with local farmers and townsmen. As a child, he was small and frail and often became the victim of bullies. Rather than lacking self-confidence and withdrawing, he responded by fighting back. FSU is often underestimated due to its small size and student population. However, similar to Mosby, the 2014 FSU Concrete Canoe Team fought back this year with the Gray Ghost.


Akron wins Ohio Valley

The Ohio Valley Conference was hosted by Carnegie Mellon University. The University of Akron won the Ohio Valley Conference Concrete Canoe Competition. Western Kentucky University finished second followed by Youngstown State University in third.


The University of Akron will field "Cassin."

This will be the fifth time that University of Akron has qualified for nationals.

A total of fourteen colleges and universities competed in numerous events; WKU won the overall Conference title.


Florida and Puerto Rico qualify in the Southeast

The University of Florida won the Southeast Conference Concrete Canoe Competition. The University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez finished second followed by the University of Alabama in Huntsville in third.

SOUTHEAST FINAL PRODUCT PHOTOS (ALL 23 ENTRIES)


Florida will field "Accelegator."

This is the tenth time that the Gators have qualified for nationals.

Since Florida placed third overall in the 2013 NCCC and won their conference competition in 2014, UPRM qualified for the 2014 NCCC under the "Top Five" rule. They will be making their second consecutive national appearance.


University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez will field "Galeon."

This year's Southeast Conference was hosted by the University of South Florida. It is the largest and one of the most competitive student competitions in the world where 24 teams competed in 14 different competitions. In the concrete canoe competition, the women's endurance race was the only one completed due to inclement weather. In that race, Florida placed first, UPRM second, and Team UAH third.


Michigan Tech wins North Central

This year's North Central Conference was hosted by the University of Detroit-Mercy. Michigan Tech University won the North Central Conference Concrete Canoe Competition. Michigan State University finished second followed by the University of Michigan in third.


Michigan Tech will field "Katsuo Maru."  

This is the fifteenth time that Michigan Tech has qualified for nationals.


Louisiana Tech wins Deep South

This year's Deep South Conference was hosted by Christian Brothers University. Louisiana Tech University won the Deep South Conference Concrete Canoe Competition. Louisiana State University finished second followed by the University of New Orleans in third.


Louisiana Tech will field "Dawg's Day."

This is the sixth time that the Bulldogs have qualified for nationals.


Clemson wins Carolinas

Clemson was the first team to officially qualify for the 2014 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition. 3CT won the Carolina's Conference. The Citadel, who hosted and won the overall Conference Championship, finished second in the concrete canoe competition followed by the University of Carolina, Charlotte in third.


Clemson will field "The GameDay Experience."

This is the twenty-first time that Clemson has qualified for nationals. They hold the record for the most national appearances.  At the competition, 3CT won the design paper and the final product categories.  The Citadel won the oral presentation. Clemson swept the races..


Disclaimer: This website has been built and is maintained by Team UAH, the University of Alabama in Huntsville's concrete canoe team. ConcreteCanoe.org is not an official or sanctioned website of any nation's concrete canoe competition(s). Visitors are encouraged to visit official website(s) for rules, latest sanctioned information, and instructions for communicating with the organizing committee(s).


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2014 NCCC Qualifiers

If your school qualifies for the 2014 NCCC, please send a photo of your canoe and/or team (here). Please include the name of your entry with your submission. 

We would also appreciate receiving the names of the schools who plaed second and third in your Conference so that we can mention them too.  Thanks!


Michigan Technological University 
with "Katsuo Maru" (
North Central)


University of Nevada, Reno
with "Alluvium" (Mid-Pacific
)


New Mexico State University
with "Protogenoi" (Rocky Mountain
)


University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
with "Galeon" (Southeast)


Tongji University
with "Operace" (Mid-Pacific
)


Utah State University
with "Promontory" (Rocky Mountain)


University of Wisconsin - Madison
with "Laurentide" (Great Lakes)


CC.org on Assignment

Our goal is to provide objective up-to-date information, as well as timely updates of concrete canoe competitions throughout the world.

We hope to receive information regarding the venues for the 2014 ASCE NCCC soon and we'll post it as soon as we do. 


Last Update: 04.23.2014