UW Concrete Canoe Team Victorious in the Netherlands

Posted on October 9, 2007  Comments (1)

Concrete Canoe Team victorious in the Netherlands

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Concrete Canoe Team dominated the 30th annual Dutch Concrete Canoe Challenge Sept. 7–9 in the Netherlands. The team took first place overall, with victories in five out of the six race categories. The team’s 20-foot, 176-pound canoe, Descendent, also won the construction and innovation categories for its design and use of environmentally sound concrete.

Eight members of the UW-Madison team and their advisor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Chin H. Wu, traveled to Amsterdam for the competition, also known as the Beton Kano Race. The team was invited to compete after winning the U.S. national championship for the fifth consecutive time in June. The UW-Madison team was one of 12 participating teams, most of which hailed from the Netherlands or Germany.

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One Response to “UW Concrete Canoe Team Victorious in the Netherlands”

  1. Wesley Paul
    March 12th, 2009 @ 3:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing the news and Go Badgers!

    Do you know where I could find any photos of the winning design? Do you have any further details on the type of concrete used?

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