The 2018 National Concrete Canoe Competition is June 23-25 in San Diego. PHOTO: Barry Staver
The 2018 National Concrete Canoe Competition is June 23-25 in San Diego. PHOTO: Barry Staver

The 2018 National Concrete Canoe Competition field is complete.

Under a revised format this year, six university teams that did not qualify through their spring student conference competitions have been selected as wild-card entrants.
ASCE announced the six teams May 7, after they were drawn at random by Executive Director Tom Smith. They are:

• University of Akron

• Brigham Young University

• Illinois Institute of Technology

• University of Nebraska–Lincoln at Omaha

• Old Dominion University

• Wentworth Institute of Technology

The nationals will feature 25 schools, including 19 that qualified through this spring’s various student conferences.

This marks the first year that ASCE has used a wild-card system to fill out the rest of the field.  To be eligible for the random wild-card draw, teams must have finished in the upper half of their student conference’s concrete canoe competition, and have submitted ASCE Student Chapter annual reports that scored in the top third among all chapters.

Of the six wild-card schools, BYU, Illinois Tech, Nebraska–Lincoln at Omaha, and Old Dominion are first-time national qualifiers.

“We’re very excited to go to nationals,” said senior co-captain Nate Lant. “We’ve worked very hard on the aesthetics of our canoe to make it a really beautiful final product, and we’re really excited to have the opportunity to display it at nationals.”

The 2018 nationals are June 23-25, hosted by San Diego State University.

The complete field of competitors at the 2018 NCCC:

• University of Akron

• Brigham Young University

• California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

• Colorado School of Mines

• Fairmont State University

• University of Florida

• Illinois Institute of Technology

• Université Laval

• University of Michigan

• Mississippi State University

• Polytechnique Montréal

• University of Nebraska–Lincoln at Omaha

• New Mexico State University

• New York University Tandon School of Engineering

• University of North Carolina at Charlotte

• Old Dominion University

• University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

• Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

• University of Texas at Austin

• Tongji University

• University of Washington

• Wentworth Institute of Technology

• University of Wisconsin–Madison

• University of Wisconsin–Platteville

• Youngstown State University

Stay updated on all things concrete canoe on social media with the hashtag #concretecanoe.

ASCE Executive Director draws the concrete canoe wild-card schools.

ASCE Executive Director draws the concrete canoe wild-card schools.

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