The 2018 National Concrete Canoe Competition is June 23-25 in San Diego. PHOTO: Barry Staver
May 8, 2018

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...

Cal Poly SLO won the 2017 National Concrete Canoe Competition championship. PHOTO: Barry Staver
June 19, 2017

Sometimes it just takes a little bit of meraki. Huh? "Meraki translates from Greek into pouring one's heart and soul into a project," said Ian Buchanan, S.M.ASCE, project manager for the...

The ETS team puts the finishing touches on its arcade game display.
June 18, 2017

The banner summed things up succinctly: “Thank you R. John Craig.” The 2017 National Concrete Canoe Competition began Saturday with a nod to its past, specifically the late R. John Craig – a...

John Craig, left, worked for years to develop a national concrete canoe competition. He's pictured with his niece Tara and sister Chris. PHOTO: Chris and Gary Fossett
June 16, 2017

It’s all how he envisioned it would be. ASCE student teams from across the country – from across the world – will travel to the Colorado School of Mines this weekend. They’ll come in...

June 14, 2017

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...

The ETS canoe, LETSGO, races home in the women's endurance competition. PHOTO: Brandon Wade for ASCE
June 12, 2016

From the drumbeats to the chants to the cheers, École de technologie supérieure was the loudest team all weekend at the ASCE 2016 National Concrete Canoe Competition. It turns out they also were...

The University of Florida is looking to repeat as National Concrete Canoe Competition champions.
June 10, 2016

There was reason to expect the ASCE 2016 National Concrete Canoe Competition to have a different – less colorful – look. The new rules for this year’s event prohibit teams from using...

Oscar Antommattei looks over the canoe entry from the Ecole de technologie superieure.
June 10, 2016

With this week’s 2016 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition at the University of Texas at Tyler, Oscar Antommattei returns to his roots. Nearly two decades after taking part in Concrete Canoe...

University of Florida teams won national titles in both concrete canoe and steel bridge in 2015.
July 28, 2015

Concrete canoes are heavy. Nothing, though, compared to the weight of expectations. Consider the situation – equal parts golden opportunity and pressure-packed problem – facing the...

One of the many interviews I gave to local media
July 7, 2014

If you’ve never been to one of ASCE’s National Concrete Canoe Competitions, I have to tell you it was very serious fun! Hanging out with the students, advisors, sponsors and hosts was special for...