The 2017 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition celebrates its 30th year when teams convene on the Colorado School of Mines this weekend in Golden, CO.
Take a look back on three decades of history, fierce competition, and mind-boggling records.

Most All-Time Wins:
• UC Berkeley (5)
• University of Wisconsin–Madison (5)
• University of Alabama in Huntsville (5)

Number of Teams to Win National Championship: 11

Number of Official Competitions: 30

Total Number of Schools to Participate in National Concrete Canoe Competition: 119

Most National Qualifications: Clemson (21)

Longest Qualification Streak:
• Clemson 14 times in a row (1993-2006)
• Wisconsin 14 times in a row (1994-2007)

Lightest Canoe: 49-lb “Rapid Fire,” University of Alabama in Huntsville (1998)

Heaviest Canoe: 780-lb “Ecrevisse,” McNeese State (2016)

Highest Point Total: University of Alabama in Huntsville’s “Rock It” scored 138.3/150 (1996)

Lowest Point Total (for winner): Ecole de Technologie Superieure’s “Savannah” scored 64.0/100 (2013) (sprint races canceled due to inclement weather)

Highest Average Placement: University of Nevada, Reno – average placement of 3.45 (two-time national champion)

Closest Point-Total Finish: Clemson University’s winner “The Sequel” scored 121.0/150 and 2nd-place University of Alabama in Huntsville’s “CANEW” scored 119.5/150 (1999)

Only 2nd-Place Qualifier to Win National Competition: Florida Institute of Technology’s “Chip Off the Old Block” (1997)

Duplicate Canoe Names: In 2009, two separate pairs of teams had duplicate names –
• “Vintage” was the name for both the Ecole de Technologie Superieure and California Polytechnic State University canoes
• “Fusion” was the name for both the University of Nevada, Reno and Polytechnic Institute of New York canoes

First Team to Win National Championship on Home Turf: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (2010)

Sponsorship Money Awarded: As of 2016, the sponsors have awarded $261,000 in prize money. Twenty-two schools have received scholarship awards.


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