Meet the 2013-2014 Concrete Canoe Team

 

Co-Chairs:

Nick Molzahn Eric Hartig Ben Kranner

Nick Molzahn

Eric Hartig

Ben Kranner

Lead Engineers:

JJ Blaschke
Reid Carlson
Sarah Tenpas
Megan Long
Michael Oudenhoven

Breaking Bad Impersonation

Supporting Cast:

Aliena Debelak Jared Freye Sam Durben Phil Kistler Sean Stadtmueller
Tom Schutte Elisa Shapson Andrew Elton Barbara Thunder Tiffany Voss
Matt Courtney Jordan Adler Donny Kuettel Adam Cichanski Elliot Nelson
Marcus Klug Ian Wolf Peter Hartig Brendin Randall Richard Udell
Tobin McGillian Michael Buccelli Ian Geocaris Diamon Dunlap Andy Witzmann
Grant Dziuda Evan Brown Marcus Gunderson Jeremy Rach Skylar Dhase
Shivam Patel Jon Enz Nate Boehler Mitch Langer Nate Boehnen
Connor Zirbel Amanda Blochowicz Sean Glanville Tim Clark Tommy Wiesler
Brandon Little Joe Sagadin Brendan Pittman Andrew Farrell Tom McAdams
Evan Bauch Rhett Skrober Maggie Elliot Ian Berg Harris Taylor

National Competition Results

The Laurentide team placed 5th (of over 200 schools across the world!) in the 2014 National Concrete Canoe Competition! This strong team performance included amazing individual performances from everyone; including the remarkable National Championship Women's Endurance duo of Aliena Debelak and Sarah Tenpas and 3rd in the Co-Ed Sprint Race by Adam Cichanski, Barbara Thunder, Megan Long, and JJ Blashke. 4 of the 5 racing teams placed in the top 5 Nationally in their events and led the team to a 3rd place overall finish in the Races!


National Champion Women's Endurance - Aliena Debelak (stern) and Sarah Tenpas (bow)
Photo credit Photography by Barnes 2014
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National 3rd Place Co-ed Sprint - Adam Cichanski, Barbara Thunder, Megan Long, JJ Blaschke
Photo credit Photography by Barnes 2014.

Additionally, the Oral Presentation team consisting of Nick Molzahn, Megan Long, Sarah Tenpas, and JJ Blaschke placed 3rd in this category of the event with a strong performance and flawless answers to judges tough questioning.


3rd Place Oral Presentation Team (listed left to right) Nick Molzahn, Megan Long, Sarah Tenpas, JJ Blaschke
Photo credit Photography by Barnes 2014.

Laurentide's final product placed 6th among the top 23 schools in the Nation!

Congratulations to the National Champions, the University of Nevada - Reno and thanks to the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown for putting on such a successful event.

Finally, congratulations to the entire team for such a strong performance in 2013-2014. It has truly been an honor for all of us, and an experience we will never forget.

The 2013-2014 Management Team,

Nick Molzahn
Ben Kranner
Eric Hartig


2014 Co-Chairs taking Laurentide out for their first ride - Ben Kranner (bow), Eric Hartig, Nick Molzahn