Mine rescue contest results released

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On October 1, 2013

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s gold team finished in third place in the field portion of the Missouri Mine Rescue Contest that was held Sept. 24-26 at the university. The students competed against seven professional and two student mine rescue teams.

Missouri S&T’s black team finished seventh in the field portion of the competition and won the in-state trophy for its performance against five Missouri teams in the underground portion of the contest.

The competition involves a mine disaster simulation that is set up and monitored by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Members of S&T’s gold team are:

  • Jenna Freese, a senior in mining engineering from Ozark, Mo.
  • Deanna Millard, a senior in mining engineering from Peculiar, Mo.
  • Jimmy Nash, a sophomore in mining engineering from Bunker, Mo.
  • Ali Rader, a senior in mining engineering from Cheyenne, Wyo.
  • Dana Resmini, a senior in mining engineering from Rochester, Mass.
  • Daykin Schnell, a junior in mining engineering from Lincoln, Neb.
  • Katie Sewester, team captain and a senior in mining engineering from Wichita, Kan.
  • Eric Wesel, a senior in mining engineering from Marietta, Ohio.

Members of Missouri S&T’s black team are:

  • Robert Florich, a senior in economics and mining engineering from St. Louis
  • T Galbraith, team captain and a junior in mining engineering from Steelville, Mo.
  • Andrew Hanneke, a junior in mining engineering from O’Fallon, Mo.
  • Holden Henry, a junior in mining engineering from Ellington, Mo.
  • Cole Meier, senior in mining engineering from Roach, Mo.
  • Jordan Verslues, a senior in mining engineering from Rocheport, Mo.
  • Bryce Wiederholt, a sophomore in mining engineering from Maryville, Mo.
  • Emma Wilhite, a sophomore in mining engineering from Santa Claus, Ind.

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