Valpo Civil Engineers Compete at ASCE Canoe Race

Valpo Civil Engineering Students Compete At Annual Canoe Race 


Group Canoe
Load Canoe

Valpo Civil Engineering Students

Valpo Students Ready for Competition

This past weekend ( April 10-12 ) ValpoASCE traveled to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A total of 17 student members attended, along with many supporting family members. Over the 2 days of competition, Valpo competed with heart in 7 of the 8 student competitions (we’ll get that steel bridge next year!). Overall, Valpo tied for 13th out of 18 total competing schools. See the summary of results at the end of this post.

But First!

More important than any results can show is how the team performed as a team! You see, this was the first time Valparaiso had entered a canoe into the races since 2010. But the magnitude of this event doesn’t stop there. In order to compete in all 5 races, the canoe team leaders guided their fellow student members through quite an ordeal. Upon completion of race 1, the ValpoASCE canoe Wingin’ It had… SPLIT IN TWO… But there’s no way that was going to slow us down!

We had utilized all the duct tape to our disposal and repaired our canoe so that it was sea-worthy yet again! Valparaiso Students have heart, and this weekend it showed!

Congratulations ValpoASCE!

Overall: 13/18

Concrete Canoe: 11/16

Steel Bridge: DNE

Technical Paper: 14/16

Materials: 4/10

Surveying: 10/14

Mystery Design: 8/17

Environmental: 10/13

Quiz Bowl: 3/16