Sunday, June 30, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Congrats UCLA!

2013 College World Series Champions


10-0 in the 2013 post-season, unreal

News From Skagit County, WA

Link to the new Bridge

Marshall Invades the Northwest

They Are Marshall...and Your Humble Narrator has a feeling the Herd will be back for Akron in 2014.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Congrats to ÉTS

2013 National Concrete Canoe Competition Champions

2nd - University of Nevada, Reno
3rd - University of Florida
4th - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
5th - Utah State University
6th - UMass Lowell
7th - Michigan Tech
8th - CSU Sacramento (that makes 4 Top 10's for MidPac in 2013, Cal 1st NSSBC, UC Davis 3rd NSSBC, Nevada 2nd NCCC, Big Sac 8th NCCC --- I HOPE SOMEBODY OUT THERE IS RINGING THE SPIRIT BELL)

Final NCCC Scores

Photo courtesy of

One Video To Rule Them All

combat roll at 2:49...

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Boiler Was Made

Purdue run, 2013 NSSBC @ Seattle, WA

(11th in NSSBC Economy)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's Summertime

Internships, new jobs, carrying on old jobs, summer school, Steel Bridge research and preparation for 2013-2014...whatever the challenges this Indian Summer, rise to them and have a great time doing it!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Good Article on Cal

...except for the 2012 picture, but that was a National Champion Bridge too.


Cornell Regional Run

Not sure if this is a repost, but here is Cornell rocking the single beam at the 2013 Upstate NY Regional.  The UNYR also featured regional qualifier SUNY Canton (21st Overall - 2013 NSSBC).

Thursday, June 13, 2013

UTEP Steel Bridge / ASCE on Facebook

You'll find all the latest on the Miners right hither!


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

National Champions Breakdown

#NC's = 7 (North Dakota State - 6, Lakehead - 1)

#NC's = 6 (Cal - 3, UC Davis - 1, Nevada - 1, CSU Chico - 1)

North Central:
#NC's = 2 (Michigan - 1, Michigan State - 1)

Upstate New York:
#NC's = 2 (SUNY Canton - 1, Rennselaer Poly. - 1

Pacific Northwest:
#NC's = 2 (UA Fairbanks = 1, UA Anchorage = 1)

Southeast Region:
#NC's = 1 (Florida - 1)

#NC's = 1 (Clemson - 1)

Deep South:
#NC's = 1 (Univ. of Southern Louisiana - 1)

A write up of Top 3, Top 5 and Top 10 finishes (since 2001) will be conducted soon.

UF Steel Bridge Now on Facebook

One of THE historical Steel Bridge Teams of the Competition.  The UF Eckhoff Steel Bridge Team has twice hosted the NSSBC, earned a National Championship in 1997 and most recently a strong 2nd Place finish in 2008 behind an inspired Calatrava team from the East Bay.  A history of UF Steel Bridge can be found hither.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Top 9 for the Bulls

USF continues to dish out quality Bridges.  9th Place Overall, 6th in Lightness and a 9th in Efficiency.


M.I.T. Top 3 Yet Again

The Best Build Team in the Land


Monday, June 10, 2013

Hilltoppers Show Off

4th in Stiffness
5th in Display

WKU flashes some South American flair with a very well finished Bridge (and stiff).


Andrew Jackson approves!  "MONEY!"

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Nanook Performance

The University of Alaska Fairbanks showed off their design and fabrication skills in Seattle with 3rd Place finishes in Stiffness and Efficiency.


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Ags Land Some Hardware

Another Top 3 finish for UC Davis.

1st Place Construction Speed
2nd Place Lightness
3rd Place Overall ($$$)


Friday, June 7, 2013

UA Set to Host 2014 NSSBC

From the University of Akron College of Engineering:

The privilege to host the national event coincides with the College of Engineering's celebration of 100 years of engineering education.


Buffalo Grabs 11th

Steadily Improving...reminds me of M.I.T. a few years back, just gotta stick with it.


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Paul and Dennis

Long-Time SUNY Canton Steel Bridge Team Advisers Paul D. Hitchman and Dennis E. Tuper receive recognition for their dedication!  Congrats guys!


Parris, Chang and Reynolds

The Cougs weigh in on their Nationals experience in-state up in Seattle.


Three men and a dream!  We see you working Cougs!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Iowa State rocks a Top 5 spot, another Team best!  Way to go!


BYU National Run

Cougars in Seattle, no not those Pullman ones.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Seattle Times Write Up (Pre-Comp)

Timely Indeed:  Linkadoogle

Cal On Top

Dare one say it...they could make it Three in a Row unless some Team steps up to the challenge.



Best Year Yet for the NJIT Highlander Steel Bridge Team, 12th Overall and a low, low deflection...good enough to be called the Stiffest Bridge in the Land.



2013-2014 will include extended coverage and updates...much more vast than in recent years...possibly 2006 or 2007 levels.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Raw Footage

I encourage all those interested to check out this YouTube channel, a lot of old UC Davis and NSSBC footage from years past (starting from way back in 2005).  Please, don't hold any ill-will to any former UC Davis members as some of this is candid stuff, lol.  Surely there is plenty of respect across the board for anybody mentioned!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Top 3

1. Cal
2. MIT
3. UC Davis

Super showing for MidPac, and MIT comes close yet again.  Congrats to the Bears on their back-to-back!  That is a very difficult thing to for Davis, good luck with FINALS next week...can't imagine the time pressures and stress they've been under this past projects and mid-terms following Seattle, then final exams after that.


Also, big Congratulations to the University of Akron for landing a hosting spot!  Your Humble Narrator for one, has never even been to that part of the country, so hanging out in the Cuyahoga will be a cool experience!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Washington State Rolls!

Gooooooooooo Cougs!

Nice Job Everybody

Congrats on the big weekend everybody.  Official awards announcing shortly...feel free to comment heavily...Your Humble Narrator has descended south to Portland to hang out with family as the Washington NSSBC wraps up.