"2006 National Concrete Canoe Competition"

"Weights & Measures (courtesy of ASCE)"

College/University

Canoe Name,
Length & Weight

City, State & Region

California Polytechnic State University,
San Luis Obispo

Katana
21.25', 250 lbs.

San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Pacific Southwest

Clarkson University

Archimedes
18.33', 221 lbs.

Potsdam, N.Y.
Upstate New York

Clemson University

Take It For Granite
18.667', 151 lbs.

Clemson, S.C.
Carolinas

Drexel University

Concrete Charlie
20.8', 250 lbs.

Philadelphia, Pa.
Mid-Atlantic

Fairmont State University

Gotta Have It
21.167', 170 lbs.

Fairmont, W.Va.
Virginias

Louisiana State University

The Tempest
21', 195 lbs.

Baton Rouge, La.
Deep South

Michigan Technological University

Keweenaw Miner
20.25', 208 lbs.

Houghton, Mich.
North Central

North Carolina State University

Carolina Tide
20.75', 148 lbs.

Raleigh, N.C.
Carolinas

Ohio Northern University

American Pride
21.479', 189 lbs.

Ada, Ohio
North Central

Oklahoma State University
2006 Host School

The Scowl
22.583', 180 lbs.

Stillwater, Okla.
Mid-Continent

Polytechnic University

Poly Poseidon
20.167', 390 lbs.

Brooklyn, N.Y.
Metropolitan

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Screaming Eagle
21', 235 lbs.

Rapid City, S.D.
Rocky Mountain

Texas A&M University

Ol' Rock
21.5', 275 lbs.

College Station, Texas
Texas-Mexico

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Full Spectrum
21.56', 174 lbs.

Huntsville, Ala.
Southeast

University of California, Berkeley

Caliente
21.5', 175 lbs.

Berkeley, Calif.
Pacific Southwest

University of Evansville

Sioux Canoe
20.667', 167 lbs.

Evansville, Ind.
Great Lakes

University of Maine

The Arrrgregate
19.917', 262 lbs.

Orono, Maine
New England

University of Nevada, Reno

Euphoria
21.917', 217 lbs.

Reno, Nevada
Mid-Pacific

University of Oklahoma

The Sword in the Stone
19.5', 265 lbs.

Norman, Okla.
Mid-Continent

University of Washington

Don't Panic
20.667', 178 lbs.

Seattle, Wash.
Pacific Northwest

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Forward
21', 162 lbs.

Madison, Wis.
Great Lakes

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Fortuna
20.25', 195 lbs.

Platteville, Wis.
Great Lakes

Western Kentucky University

Topper Chopper
21.4', 190 lbs.

Bowling Green, Ky.
Ohio Valley

"Pre-National Photos of Regional Qualifiers"

Links to these and other schools are available through our concrete canoe websites page.  Statistics for the national competitors are included in "For the Record."  Have you seen  "The Front Line" and our selected regional coverage?


Team UAH with "Full Spectrum" - Southeast.


Berkeley Bears with "Caliente" - Mid-Pacific.


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with "Katana" - Pacific Southwest.


Clarkson University with "Archimedes"  - Upstate New York.


Clemson's 3CT fields "Take It For Granite"  - Carolinas.


Drexel University with "Concrete Charlie"- Mid-Atlantic.

Drexel's big innovation this year was the use of a high-tech, self-leveling concrete that flowed almost like soup.  The Drexel team designed "male" and "female" molds - one in the shape of the hull's interior and one of its exterior - and simply poured its concrete into the narrow channel between the two.  A steel mesh provides reinforcement.

"No other team has anything like it," says Mike Carnivale, chair of the rules committee for the competition.  See:

"Heavyweight Paddlers," written by Tom Avril for the Philadelphia Inquirer on May 29, 2006.


University of Evansville fields "Sioux Canoe" - Great Lakes.


Fairmont State University with "Gotta Have It" - Virginias.


Louisiana State University with "The Tempest" - Deep South.


University of Maine with "Arrrgregate!" - New England.


Michigan Tech with "Keweenaw Miner" - North Central.

T.J. Bates, Michigan Tech's co-captain says, "The other students participating on this team do it because they love it, no other reason."  See:

"Concrete Solution," written by Nate Caminata for The Country Press on May 14, 2006.


University of Nevada, Reno fields "euphoria" - Mid-Pacific.


North Caroline State  with "Carolina Tide" - Carolinas..


Ohio Northern with "American Pride" - North Central.


The University of Oklahoma will field "Sword and Stone"  - canoe photo requested - Mid-Continent.


Oklahoma State University fielded "Bandit" and finished 15th at the 2005NCCC
 - 2006 canoe photo canoe and name requested - 2006 Host School.


Polytechnic University with "Poseidon" - Metropolitan.


South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with "Screamin' Eagle" - Rocky Mountain.


Texas A&M University with "Ol' Rock" - Texas-Mexico.


University of Washington with "Don't Panic" - Pacific Northwest.


Western Kentucky University with "Topper Chopper" - Ohio Valley.


The University of Wisconsin - Madison Badgers with "Forward" - Great Lakes.


University of Wisconsin - Platteville with "Fortuna" - Mid-West.