Cal Poly wins national concrete canoe competition again

Cal Poly has won first place for the third year in a row at a nationwide concrete canoe competition.

Twenty-two schools competed at the 25th National Concrete Canoe Championship, which was held at the University of Nevada in Reno. The competition involves an academic paper and presentation of the canoe, as well as five athletic race events: men’s and women’s slalom/endurance races and men’s, women’s and co-ed sprint races.

Cal Poly’s canoe was named Prospector, in honor of the California Gold Rush. The team won a $5,000 scholarship and a trophy.

The 2012 results

First place: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Second place: University Laval

Third place: Michigan Technological University

Fourth place: University of Nevada, Reno

Fifth place: University of Florida