News and Events
Volume 1 - Edition 9
February 2005
Western Engineering Team Toboggan (WETT Coast Coppers) Win Best Rookie Team Award
After a long hiatus, Western’s Civil & Environmental Engineering Department put together a team of six members to participate in the annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race.

The five-day competition, which included a technical exhibition as well as time trials of toboggans, took place in Calgary from
Wednesday, February 2 – Sunday, February 6.

The six member team competed against 22 teams from across North America for the rights to hold the fastest and safest sleds possible while having a concrete running surface.  Although they did not place very high, their efforts did not go unrecogonized.  WETT Coast Coppers brought home the Best Rookie Team Award.

Team members include: Tyler Ing (Team Captain), Chris Hendriksen, Anthony Stracuzzi, Chris Kocur, Peter Garbacz, Travis Goodhand. Other members that shared in designing, and building the toboggan are:  Adam Mallory, Chris Ledsham, Mark Carney, Mike Napper

The team would like to thank sponsors: Lafarge North America, the Cement Association of Canada, and Western Mechanical as well as the donations of time and supplies from faculty advisor Dr. Maged A. Youssef and the Hendriksen family.

Planning for the 2006 race has already begun.  Interested students are invited to contact the Civil & Environmental Engineering Office for more information at

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