"2002 ASCE/MBT NCCC Racing Awards"

Hats go off to Clemson's 3CT for winning all five races held as part of the 2002 ASCE/MBT National Concrete Canoe Competition.  Racing conditions on Lake Mendota were fair under sunny skies.  The water was deep but cold; winds were calm with waves present.    


Clemson's 3CT (three time NCCC champion) takes an early lead while qualifying for the finals of the four person, co-ed sprint race.  (Photo/Andy Manis)

Racing trophies were given immediately following the events.  Winners and winning times are listed below.

Women's Slalom Endurance Race (4:22:89) (Photo/John Gilbert)
1st - Clemson University - Jessica Cummings (stern) & Mary-Halis Alkis (bow)
2nd - University of Florida - Elia Twigg (bow) & Charlotte Sturgis (stern)
3rd - University of Wisconsin-Madison - C.J. Brandt (bow) & Jackie Nicholson (stern)

 


University of California-Berkeley (four time NCCC champion) team member negotiates the slalom.  (Photo/Andy Manis)

Men's Slalom Endurance Race (4:08:64) (Photo/John Gilbert)
1st - Clemson University - Scott Horton (stern) & Brad Putman (bow)
2nd - University of Florida - Glen Harris (stern) & Ruben Ilizarbe (bow)
3rd - North Carolina State University - Jason Pace (stern) & Doug Cubbage (bow)


Oklahoma State University received the Tony Chrest Award recognizing "creative and innovative use of materials and technology in construction of a concrete canoe."  (Photo/John Gilbert)

Women's Sprint Race (1:14:24)* (Photo/John Gilbert)
1st - Clemson University - Jessica Cummings (stern) & Mary-Halis Alkis (bow)
2nd - University of Florida - Charlotte Sturgis (stern) & Elia Twigg (bow)
3rd - University of Wisconsin-Madison - Jackie Nicholson (stern) & C.J. Brandt (bow)
4th - Universite Laval - Nancy Sirois (bow) & Marie-Helene Trenblay (stern)
5th - Oklahoma State University - Christen Liemer (stern) & Jennifer Prichard (stern)

* Record is 1:12:00.  Held by University of Florida (Tallahassee, FL, 2002).


Transverse cracks appeared in Colorado State's "Eagle" after pre-stressed tendons released when their boat capsized at the finish line. (Photo/John Gilbert)

Men's Sprint Race (1:07:36)* (Photo/John Gilbert)
1st - Clemson University - Brad Putman (bow) & Kyle Farley (stern)
2nd (tie) - University of Florida - Jeff Cajarop (bow) & Glen Harris (stern)
2nd (tie) - University of Wisconsin-Madison - Mike Helminger (stern) & Brandon Burger (bow)
4th - Universite Laval - Francois Paradis (stern) & Simon Blais (bow)
5th - Oklahoma State University - Aaron Finley (bow) & Doug Schrantz (stern)

* Record is 1:05:97.  Held by UAH (Tallahassee, FL, 2002).

 


South Dakota Tech swam their capsized boat over the finish line in the co-ed sprint.  But the "Blue Flame" remained in tact and the team won "best product." (Photo/John Gilbert)

Co-ed Sprint Race (1:07:45)* (Photo/John Gilbert)
1st - Clemson University - Scott Horton (bow), Mary-Halis Alkis (2nd position), Brad Putman (3rd position), Jessica Cummings (stern)
2nd - North Carolina State University - Doug Cubbage (bow), Audrey Buchholz (2nd position), Leigh Morris (3rd position), Jason Pace (stern) 
3rd - University of Wisconsin-Madison - Brandon Burger (bow), C.J. Brandt (2nd position), Jackie Nicholson (3rd position), Mike Helminger (stern)
4th - Universite Laval - Normand Belair (bow), Evelyne Malouin (2nd position), Nancy Sirois (3rd position), Francois Paradis (stern)
5th - Oklahoma State University - Aaron Finley (bow), Stephanie Woods (2nd position), Jennifer Prichard (3rd position), Doug Schrantz (stern)

* Record is 1:07:34.  Held by UAH (Tallahassee, FL, 2002).


The University of Washington team poses for a final photo - a baker's dozen. (Photo/John Gilbert)

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