Cal Poly was named national champion at the 31st annual ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition in San Diego June 23-25. The team placed first in the overall competition, oral presentation, final product, men’s endurance race, women’s endurance race, men’s sprint race, women’s sprint race and co-ed sprint race.
The 19-1/2 foot canoe named Van Gogh was inspired by the late artist and and featured a blue hull and a dozen accent colors.
2018 Concrete Canoe Team
- Project Manager - Brandon Friedman
- Mix Design Captains - Kyle Aube, Yingyi Xu, Mason Breipohl, Michael Romano
- Construction Captains - Hailey Bond, Jacky Loh, Royston Chan, Jason Johnson, Eleni Korogianos
The team spent more than 4,500 hours designing and building the canoe over six months. The team included nine civil engineering students and one mechanical engineering major. In addition, more than 50 volunteers from Cal Poly’s ASCE student chapter contributed to the successful defense of the national title.