Missouri S&T Mucking Team travels to England

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On March 21, 2018

A group of Missouri S&T students is preparing to travel across the Atlantic to compete in events based on mining techniques generally known as “mucking.” The students will compete in the 40th Intercollegiate Mining Competition held Thursday, March 29, through Sunday, April 1, King Edward Mine in Camborne, Cornwall, England.

Missouri S&T will send three teams to compete against approximately 40 other teams from around the world in events based on mining techniques used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Students will compete in timed events like gold panning, surveying, hand-mucking, hand-steeling, track-standing, Swede sawing and jackleg drilling.

First held in 1978, the games were created to honor 91 miners who died in a fire at Idaho’s Sunshine Mine in 1972. The competition celebrates traditional mining practices and helps create a global community of mining students. Mining colleges and universities around the world rotate hosting the Intercollegiate Mining Competition.

The Missouri S&T teams’ sponsors include: Fred Weber, Freeport McMoRan, Brunner & Lay, Lehigh Hanson, Kiewit, APAC Central, Caterpillar, and Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel.

The following students will represent Missouri S&T:

Men’s Team A

Clayton Mears, team captain, a senior in mining engineering from Portage, Ohio

Jake Meier, a graduate student in explosives engineering from Robertsville, Missouri

Jared Proctor, a senior in mining engineering from Collinsville, Illinois

Roger Taylor, a senior in mining engineering from St. Louis

Chris Hudak, a senior in economics from Brecksville, Ohio

Andrew Arneson, a senior in mining engineering from St. Louis

Men’s Team B

Chance Moore, team captain, a Ph.D. student in explosives engineering from Palmyra, Missouri

Andrew Johnson, a senior in mining engineering from Nixa, Missouri

Alex Sibley, a senior in mining engineering from Black, Missouri

Michael Verdegem, a junior in mining engineering from Denver, Pennsylvania

Mooketsi Selelo, a senior in mining engineering from Serowe, Botswana

Edward Christian, a freshman in mining engineering from Lake Saint Louis, Missouri

Women’s Team

Taylor Darnall, team captain, a senior in mining engineering from Danvers, Illinois

Rebekah Averill, a senior in nuclear engineering from Rolla, Missouri

Kylie Bell, a junior in mining engineering from Roseville, Ohio

Brooklan Davis, a senior in geological engineering from Rolla, Missouri

Genevieve Kelly, a junior in mechanical engineering from Ellisville, Missouri

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  • Travis Moore says:

    The teams made it to St. Louis on their first leg of the trip. Just need to dodge a little weather in St. Louis before hitting Atlanta, then on to Heathrow Airport in London. Safe travels gang and good luck on your adventure! Bring back some trophies…AGAIN!