Men’s and women’s teams from Missouri University of Science and Technology won world championships in mucking last weekend. The last time both teams won first place was in 2005.
The teams placed first in their respective divisions at the 2014 Intercollegiate Mining Competition, which was held April 2-6 in Rolla. Another women’s team from Missouri S&T also won second place.
The event brought 42 teams from the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada and the United Kingdom to Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine Facility for the competition, which featured events based on mining techniques used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Students competed in timed events like gold panning, surveying, hand-mucking, hand-steeling, track-standing, Swede sawing and jackleg drilling. Seven teams from Missouri S&T competed in the event.
Missouri S&T women’s teams also won first place in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012.
Members of the winning men’s team are:
Members of the winning women’s team are:
Congrats on a job well done. The teams performed well and the event was well run and a huge success. All involved should be very proud to be the hosts of a first class event. Way to go S & T! Proud of all the S & T Miners and their supportive faculty. A huge shout out and thank you to all the company sponsors that help make this event possible. Kim and Alan Fremont
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