ITU is the Champion of Concrete Canoe Competition
May 17, 2016


Speed, team spirit and physical strenght were tested during the National Concrete Canoe Competition organized by ITU Engineering Preparation Club at Ayazağa Campus in ITU Pond.

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As a result of the exciting competition, held on 15 May, 2016, in which 25% of the score was awarded for the general canoe characteristics in solid for 2 people, speed for 2 people and speed for 4 people categories and 75% of the score to be awarded for the team’s canoe presentation in front of the jury, ITU Fantastic Four Team won the first-place award of 8500 Turkish Liras, Balıkesir University Canoe Team placed second winning 5500 Turkish Liras and the BOUN Vikings team from Boğaziçi University won 3500 Turkish Liras. The teams from Erciyes University, Zirve University and Kırıkkale University also competed in the race.

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Hakan Alyamaç (captain), Yalın Sonat Yüksel, Uğur Güven and Ahmet Ertuğrul, undergraduate and graduate students of civil engineering faculty coming from different cities in Turkey but united by the competition to become its leaders, said that they were very proud of the results and expressed their gratitude to ITU Engineering Preparation Club and faculty advisors for the team, Assoc. Prof. Hasan Yıldırım and Research Assistant Hasan Nuri Türkmenoğlu.