ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition - 27th
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
June 19-21, 2014
Reservoir; SB2W facility (weather.com)
The remaining Conferences finish on April 27th. Stay tuned for results
from the following:
Metropolitan, Mid-Continent, Midwest, New England, Pacific
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
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
US National Coverage - ConcreteCanoe.org
(rules, national qualifiers,
photos, top picks, race site, links, commentary, etc.)
State and New Mexico State qualify in Rocky Mountain
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."
is forth time that the Utah
has qualified for nationals.
Utah State placed fifth overall in the 2013 NCCC and won their conference
competition in 2014, New
qualified for the 2014 NCCC under the "Top Five" rule. The
be making their ninth national appearance.
New Mexico State will field "Protogenoi."
Aggies' "Protogenoi" (first
of the Greek Gods) was cured underwater and features
an inward gunwale, a wave breaker in the bow, and a fish tail in the
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.
and Tongji University qualify in Mid-Pacific
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."
is the ninth time that the Wolf
Pack has qualified for nationals.
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
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
Tongji will field "Operace."
Operace stands for opera
race and TJU's theme is based on the Chinese Peking Opera, Lianpu (Opera
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.
of Wisconsin-Madison wins Great Lakes
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."
is the eighteenth time that the Badgers
have qualified for nationals.
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
UAH. Significantly, the Badgers are the only one of these teams who
will be in Johnstown to better this record.
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).
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
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
Cal Poly - SLO will field "Ambrosia."
is the fifteenth time that Cal
Poly -SLO has qualified for nationals.
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."
State wins Virginias
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
Fairmont State will field the "Gray
is the eleventh straight victory for Fairmont
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
wins Ohio Valley
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
The University of Akron will field "Cassin."
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
Florida and Puerto Rico
qualify in the Southeast
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.
FINAL PRODUCT PHOTOS (ALL 23 ENTRIES)
Florida will field "Accelegator."
is the tenth time that the Gators have qualified for nationals.
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
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
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.
Tech wins North Central
year's North Central Conference was hosted by the University of
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
is the fifteenth time that Michigan
has qualified for nationals.
Tech wins Deep South
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
is the sixth time that the Bulldogs
have qualified for nationals.
Clemson wins Carolinas
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
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..
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