Friday, February 09, 2018

Winter Carnival statue winners announced: Tau Kappa Epsilon takes overall first place

From Michigan Tech News:

Tau Kappa Epsilon's massive snow statue "Behold a Frozen Thor, Mighty God of Viking Lore" captured the overall first prize in Michigan Tech's Winter Carnival. The statue is located alongside US 41 near the University's Administration building. This was Tau Kappa Epsilon's second win over the last three years. (Photo courtesy Michigan Tech University)

By Mark Wilcox, Michigan Tech News Writer

HOUGHTON -- The winners have been announced in the Snow Statue Competition at Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival. This year’s theme is "Myths and Tales of the Past in Our Frigid Forecast."

Judging took place early Thursday morning following Wednesday's all-nighter.

For the second time in the past three years, Tau Kappa Epsilon took first place in the month-long statue division. The winning entry, located along US-41 in front of the Administration Building, is "Behold a Frozen Thor, Mighty God of Viking Lore."

Once again this year there were three divisions in the month-long competition -- men, women and co-ed. Prizes were awarded to the top three statues in each division. The top three scores among all the statues were placed in the "Overall Month Long" section.

Second place in the overall section went to last year’s winner, Phi Kappa Tau, for "A Sword is Drawn from a Stone and a King Ascends an Icy Throne." Their entry is located in front of their house at 1209 Quincy St. in Hancock.

Phi Kappa Tau in Hancock took second place this year with their creation of Camelot -- with King Arthur and his knights of the round table, Merlin the magician, and a threatening dragon. Phi Kappa Tau has taken first place nine times in 11 years and second place to Tau Kappa Epsilon twice. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

Third place overall went to Delta Sigma Phi, "βπ in its Prime Frozen Time." All three groups competed in the men's division of the month-long competition

In the women’s division, Delta Phi Epsilon took the top spot with "A Creature of Purity and Grace Caught in This Frozen Place." Second place was awarded to Delta Zeta for "Tangled in the Wind and Snow, to Houghton Rapunzel Must Go." Alpha Sigma Tau took third with their entry "Beware of the Brrr-muda Triangle."

In the co-ed division, the winner was the team of Sigma Tau Gamma and Theta Chi Epsilon for "Epic Written in Ice and Snow Showing Heroes and Dragons from Long Ago." Four Wheelers of Michigan Tech captured second place in the co-ed division with "The Myths at Tech are Commonplace, You Can Always Find a Parking Place."

In the all-nighter category, St. Albert the Great University Parish repeated as the overall all-nighter winner, followed by the Lutheran Campus Ministry-ELCA and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in third place. All three groups competed in the co-ed division.

Moose Lodge captured the top spot in the men's division followed by Sigma Kappa Upsilon Mu, with the Men's Rugby Club in third.

Phi Delta Chi was the lone entry in the women's division of the all-nighter competition.

Editor's Note: For a short video and photos of all the winners, as well as a link to Saturday's schedule of events click here.

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