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Concrete Canoe Team Claims 10th Place at Nationals

June 1, 2016


A Picture of UW CEE student Dennis Altamira Paddling
UW CEE student Dennis Altamira

In humid, hot weather, the UW Concrete Canoe Team claimed 10th place at the National Concrete Canoe Competition at UT Tyler, Texas, this past weekend on June 9-11, 2016. A total of 21 teams competed in the final competition for the year.

“All team members gave their very best to achieve this,” said faculty adviser Peter Mackenzie-Helnwein.

The team members competed in a number of races, including women’s endurance, men’s endurance, women’s sprints, men’s sprints and co-ed sprints. In addition to placing 10th overall, the team took seventh place for their design paper and sixth place for final product.

The team’s 40 members, comprised of undergraduate students, design, build and compete against other teams from colleges throughout the United States. The UW team has a strong record of winning and took first place in the Pacific Northwest Regional Competition in April 2016.

Congratulations to the team!

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