GREAT NEWS! We just heard that the S&T Steel Bridge took 1st place overall and won stiffness, efficiency and economy! The ‘Roos of UMKC edged out the Miners for fastest assembly time but S&T countered with 3rd in display out of 14 regional teams. Scoring is done in dollars not points, as the event is based on a hypothetical “bid” to ramp up these scale bridges to the real thing.
Missouri S&T – $11,205,000
Illinois-Edwardsville – $13,735,833
Kansas State – $39,985,000
UMKC – $40,407,500
Oklahoma – $42,927,500
Oklahoma State – Disqualified
OSU Institute of Technology – Didn’t do it
Saint Louis University – Not a prayer
Illinois- Carbondale – Nada
Arkansas – Hog tied
Kansas – Didn’t fly
Mizzou – The Tigers used a great-looking bridge to edge out the Nebraska schools
Nebraska – Lincoln – Too bad
Nebraska – Omaha – Anchor Man
They’ll stick around until Saturday to cheer on the Concrete Canoe Team, and head home to make travel plans for the Student Steel Bridge Competition NATIONALS!