And the Winner Is… SAIT!!!!

The evening after the King of the Hill race, a banquet was held as a closing ceremony for the event. The teams gathered around, anticipating who would win what.

After the announcement of the University of Toronto as 3rd place and the University of Calgary in 2nd place, it was complete shock and awe when SAIT was crowned the winner of the competition. The moment the organizing committee declared the winner, the students broke into a complete and total uproar as the team jumped to their feet, screaming and chanting. It didn't take long for the tears to start flowing, as those who had slaved to win for up to four years raced to the stage. The acceptance speech was filled with tears and choking on words as President Abigail Watt relayed the team's gratitude, thanked the sponsors, and thanked the competitors and OC for an amazing year. It was truly a milestone and triumphant moment for the college to win the entire engineering competition.

A list of the awards is as follows, including who collected them:

  • Overall Champion (Abigail Watt, President; JC Campbell, Vice President; rest of team)
  • 1st Place: Best Superstructure Design (Landen Brockmann, Co-VP Mechanical; Wyatt Elliott, VP Fabrication)
  • 1st Place: Best Braking Performance (Tanner Ellingboe, Co-VP Mechanical; Wyatt Elliott, VP Fabrication) (there was much chanting of "Third time's the charm!" immediately after)
  • 1st Place: GNCTR Excellence in Safety (Parker Gavey, Team Co-Captain 2017, current VP Safety and Scheduling)
  • 1st Place: Best Costume Design (Austin Garrett & Monty Hart, Co-VP's Spirit; Kristy Burt, costume designer)

 

  • Honourable mentions:
    • 2nd Place: Best Performing Toboggan
    • 3rd Place: Best Brake Design
    • 3rd Place: Most Innovative Toboggan
    • 3rd Place: Best Technical Report
    • 3rd Place: Best Technical Presentation
    • 3rd Place: Fastest Run Time
    • 3rd Place: Best Team Spirit

It is a feat we could not have accomplished without you. Thank you for your support.

- ABIGAIL

 The award haul

The award haul

 Meet Canada's newest engineering champions.

Meet Canada's newest engineering champions.

Last year, [we] said we had one goal, and that was to make the best team SAIT had ever seen. And they’re standing right behind me.
— Abigail Watt (acceptance speech)
 Presidents of the 2017 and 2018 teams together with members of the OC.

Presidents of the 2017 and 2018 teams together with members of the OC.

 Tears of joy. This picture sums up about how we all were feeling.

Tears of joy. This picture sums up about how we all were feeling.