MADISON (WKOW) -- A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison students leave for Peoria, IL Thursday for the regional concrete canoe championships. Students of the Concrete Canoe Club have been constructing their canoe since September. If Wisconsin wins the regional tournament it will move on the national tournament, which takes place in Reno, NV on June 14-16. UW has won five national championships, the most in the country, but it hasn't won since 2007. Many of the students hope their 2012 boat "aurora" and their rowers can bring another championship back to Madison.
"Generally normal students don't get to have that kind of impact on a University. In the engineering field this is a very prestigious honor to be able to bring back any national title whether it's concrete canoe or the steel bridge competition or anything like that so having the opportunity to have such a large impact on the school is very exciting," engineering junior Rob Arts said.
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