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( June 22, 1999)
LOCAL STUDENT MEMBER OF SDSM& T’S CONCRETE CANOE TEAM:
Takes 5th place at National Concrete Canoe Competition
Josh Warren of Sheridan is a member of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology’s ( SDSM& T) concrete canoe team which placed 5th overall at the National Concrete Canoe competition held June 17- 19, 1999 in Melbourne, Florida. Warren, a civil and environmental engineering major, was a canoe co- chair on Tech’s concrete canoe team.
Racing their concrete canoe, Chameleon, they designed, built, and marketed to a panel of judges, Tech’s student team received a commemorative plaque for their 5th place finish. 1999 marks the fourth time SDSM& T has finished in the top five in the national competition.
The different categories each canoe is judged in and SDSM& T’s team standing in each category included 9th place in women’s sprints, 9th place in men’s endurance, 8th place in women’s endurance, 6th place in co- ed sprint, 4th place in technical paper, 3rd place in display, and 2nd place in finished product.
Other top place winners at the competition included Clemson University, 1st place overall; University of Alabama – Huntsville, 2nd place overall; Oklahoma State University, 3rd place overall; and University of Washington, 4th place overall. South Dakota State University, who won the Mid- Western Regional competition securing their place at the national event, finished in 13th place overall.
The paddlers for SDSM& T’s Chameleon and their hometowns include Rhaub Walker, Rapid City; Jessica Gould, Rapid City; Jim Cokeley, Scotland; Jed Brich, Ogallala NE; and Ryan Koontz, Rapid City. Canoe co- chairs are Richard Anderson, Rapid City; and Josh Warren. Richard Anderson will give the canoe technical paper presentation. Kristin Hensley of Toston MT is president of the SDSM& T Student ASCE Chapter and Dr. Scott Kenner, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering ( CEE) serves as faculty advisor.
Other members of SDSM& T’s Student ASCE concrete canoe team who traveled to Florida include: Charlie Baker, Rapid City; Lou Fleming, Rapid City; Deb Paulsen, Rapid City; Kevin Potts, St. Helena NE; Kent Reimann, Rapid City; Terry Collins, Rapid City; Mike and Ruth Towey, Rapid City. John Morgan, CEE Technical, also attended the conference.
( I: univrel/ pressrel/ 0699 Concrete Canoe results local Sheridan WY)
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