Team News:

2014 Great Lakes Champions!

Congratulations to everyone on the team, as the 2014 University of Wisconsin Team placed first in all categories (Design Paper, Presentation, Final Product, and Races) to win the Great Lakes Conference with this year's canoe, Laurentide!


See you at Nationals, June 19-21st in Johnstown PA!!

March 24th, 2014

Important Regional Information

Friday, April 11th at Homer Lake:

Unloading at 6:50 am
Aesthetic Judging from 8:00-9:30 am
Swamp Testing from 9:50-11:10 am
Men's Endurance Race 11:30 am
Women's Endurance Race 1:00 pm
Men's Sprint 2:40 pm
Women's Sprint 3:30 pm
Co-ed Sprint 4:20 pm

Saturday, April 12th on UIUC Campus:

UW-Madison Canoe Presentation 11:15 - 11:30 am in NCSA building on UIUC campus
Banquet 7:30-9:30 pm

Less than 3 weeks to go..! We will be down in the lab every evening and night, and all weekend working on the boat and would love to see you down there as we finish the final push!

On Wisconsin!

February 12th, 2014

Be sure to check out last year's canoe, Pyramidion, in the UW School of Human Ecology Design Gallery! We are proud to showcase Pyramidion in an art gallery, and hope you can all take the time to enjoy it.

Regionals Information:
April 11-12th
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
Races and Judging will be held April 11th
Presentation and Awards will be April 12th
Admission is free to the public for all competitions!

Location is tenative, but past competitions at UIUC have been held at Homer Lake outside of Champaign

On Wisconsin!

January 23rd, 2014

Welcome to the new semester, team! We will be down in the lab finishing the boat, working on stands and display, and other various tasks (almost!) every night from here until the competition. See you at our meetings, check our emails for dates for pool paddling practices and other team events.


December 7th, 2013:

Thanks to all who came to Placement Day! It was a great success, and we placed the boat very efficiently, while having a great time. The next stage will be 28 days of curing, followed by the finishing process. Good luck on Finals, and we will see you next semester!

The 2013-2014 Co-Chairs

December 2nd, 2013:

All team members are expected to attend.
Check your email for Placement Day Teams and what your role will be on that day. We can always use extra help. See you there!

Members of the Placement Team construct the canoe

October 31st, 2013

The theme has been decided! Come to the meeting tonight in Tong Auditorium for the Grand Unveiling, as well as other team-related information. See you there!

The 2013-2014 Co-Chairs

October 23rd, 2013:

We have narrowed down down our extensive list to the top 4 themes for the coming year. See the emails or attend the meetings and mix days to hear about each, and to give your $0.02! An online vote will be held within the next week to determine the winner!

Analysis on the hull is almost complete! We will begin construction on the mold and cross sections this upcoming Friday. Don't miss out as the actual construction process is set to begin!

Thanks to all alumni for their donations! Letters have been sent out. If your address has changed and you would still like to contribute, send an updated address to our email: We'd love to hear from you!

The 2013-2014 Co-Chairs

October 9th, 2013:

Please keep thinking of themes for this year's boat and send them in! We will be taking prime-path designs and refining them for the next few weeks before settling on a final theme. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words!

As usual, Mix Day will be on Friday from 1-5 PM in B1082 ECB. See you there!

The 2013-2014 Co-Chairs


October 2nd, 2013:

Thanks to all who came out for our annual Paddle Day! We enjoyed brats, burgers, chips, and frisbee while getting some warm-weather paddling in on the shores of Lake Mendota. Both new and old members got their feet (and ankles) wet trying out both concrete canoes, as well as fiberglass prototypes. If you couldn't make it but still want to get out on the water, talk to one of our paddling captains!

New members paddling for the first time in 2011's "Aurora"

We will be having a team meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3rd at 7 PM in Tong Auditorium (1003 ECB), where we will discuss team business as well as finalize theme ideas. All members are encouraged to attend, and to bring sketches and pictures of theme ideas! Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words!

As usual, Mix Day will be on Friday from 1-5 PM in B1082 ECB.

The 2013-2014 Co-Chairs


September 16th, 2013:

The first official meeting for the 2013-2014 year will be on Thursday, September 19th in ECB 1003 (Tong Auditorium) at 7 PM. We will be going over introductions, what Concrete Canoe is all about, goals for the upcoming year, as well as brainstorming themes! We strongly encourage all previous members, new members, and anyone even interested attending this meeting.

Friday, September 20th we will be having our 2nd Mix Day in our lab, B1082 ECB. Come join us in playing with concrete as we develop mixes to use in the upcoming boat! In the upcoming weeks, we will also begin to construct our placement mold during this time-frame.

Hope to see you there!

The 2013-2014 Co-Chairs


August 26th, 2013:

Welcome to all new interested canoe team members. We hope to see you at our kick-off events in the weeks ahead!

We will be presenting at Engineering Bash on Wednesday, September 4th in 1800 Engineering Hall at 5 PM. Afterwards, we will have the canoe set up outside and team members will be available for any questions you might have. Food will be provided by the Engineering Department!

UPDATED:�Our Fall kick-off meeting wil be Thursday, September19th�in 1800 Engineering Hall at 7 PM. Pizza�will be provided!

Hope to see you there!

The 2013-2014 Co-Chairs


June 24th, 2013:

Congratulations to the 2013 National Concrete Canoe Competition winners; École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS). ETS placed first with 64 points, followed by the University of Nevada-Reno (61.5), University of Florida (60.5), Cal Polytechnic San Luis Obispo (57.5) and Utah State (57.5). Unfortunately, inclement weather affected the sprint races of the competition and they were not held this year.

Further congratulations to the Great Lakes representatives; the University of Evansville with a 10th place finish and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at 22nd. Thanks go out to Illiniois for hosting a great Nationals competition; we here at Wisconsin-Madison are looking forward to competing there for Regionals in 2014.

Complete results can be found here.

Additionally, a nice piece by the New York Times�on Concrete Canoe.

Tonight (June 24th) we are moving Pyramidion from the trailer into ECB. If any members are available to help, assistance would be appreciated! Additionally, timing is set for Friday at 5pm to take Pyramidion onto Lake Mendota for the first time to see how she handles in the water. Come check it out!

Looking foward to next year,

On Wisconsin!


May 16th, 2013:

Hopefully everyone's finals went well or are going well! We hope everyone has a great summer, wherever you spend it! Good luck with any internships or summer classes. As noted previously, there are several social gatherings that are happening over the summer. These include traveling to Nationals at the University of Illinois, our camping trip, as well as spontaneous summer kickball and possibly other social events. Check the Facebook page for more frequent updates.

If any incoming engineers want to visit and see the canoe during SOAR or any other event, feel free to email one of the co-chairs!

Nick Molzahn (

Ben Kranner (

Eric Hartig (

Can't wait for next year, On Wisconsin!