Cal Poly Concrete Canoe Team With Another Strong Showing At the National Competition
The ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition took place at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida from June 6th to June 8th, 2019. Cal Poly performed well across the board and earned 1st place in the Final Product of their canoe, Yggdrasil. With National Championships in 2017 and 2018 and a 2nd place overall finish in 2019, Cal Poly continues to establish themselves as an elite contender each year. The final scoring breakdown is below:
1st in Final Product
3rd in Technical Paper
4th in Oral Presentation
1st in Men’s and Women’s Slalom
1st in Co-ed Sprints, 2nd in Men’s Sprints, and 1st in Women’s Sprints
Cal Poly's current 5 National Championships ties the all time record for most championships by a single university. Next year's team looks forward to competing in hopes of achieving the most championships out of any university!
What is Concrete Canoe?
The Cal Poly Concrete Canoe Team designs and produces a canoe made out of concrete. The concrete is designed to achieve certain goals and construction is critical in producing the desired product. This engineering project illustrates Cal Poly's "learn by doing" philosophy as students work as a team throughout the year and compete at the regional Pacific Southwest Conference in the Spring.