Students to participate in Louisiana mine rescue competition

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On April 30, 2014

mine_rescueTwo mine rescue teams from Missouri University of Science and Technology will compete in the Southern Regional Mine Rescue Competition that will be held May 6-8 in New Iberia, Louisiana.

The competition involves a simulated mine disaster that is set up and monitored by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. In addition to the rescue simulation, other events include first aid, gas testing and maintaining a complex self-contained breathing apparatus. Written exams are also administered.

The following are members of S&T’s gold team:

  • Katie Sewester, team captain and a senior in mining engineering from Viola, Kan.
  • Robert Florich, a senior in economics and mining engineering from St. Louis
  • Eric Wesel, a senior in mining engineering from Marietta, Ohio.
  • Dana Resmini, a senior in mining engineering from Rochester, Mass.
  • T Galbraith, a senior in mining engineering from Steelville, Mo.
  • Jordan Verslues, a senior in mining engineering from Rocheport, Mo.
  • Deanna Millard, a senior in mining engineering from Peculiar, Mo.
  • Lizzie Shuman, a freshman in mining engineering from St. Louis.

The following are members of S&T’s black team:

  • Daykin Schnell, team captain and a senior in mining engineering from Lincoln, Neb.
  • Hayden Pearson, a freshman in mining engineering from Eliot, Maine
  • Andrew Hanneke, a senior in mining engineering from O’Fallon, Mo.
  • Emma Wilhite, a sophomore in mining engineering from Santa Claus, Ind.
  • Holden Henry, a junior in mining engineering from Ellington, Mo.
  • Jimmy Nash, a junior in mining engineering from Bunker, Mo.
  • Gregor Weber, a senior in mining engineering from Ballwin, Mo.
  • Kyle Rousan, a senior in mining engineering from St. Louis.

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One thought on “Students to participate in Louisiana mine rescue competition”

  • Ron Caraway says:

    Congratulations, on your placement in the recent competition!
    That’s an awesome achievement, especially considering the level at which you have competed.
    As a former miner (and a current first responder), I still admire the discipline and dedication of those who volunteer to train for the protection of their fellow workers.
    The attitudes you develop and encourage, toward safety now, will pay dividends for years to come.
    Well done!