MSU Rides Away with 5 Awards
Montana State University’s “Thundercat” human-powered vehicle won a number of awards at the Mechanical Engineer Human Powered Vehicle Challenge in Bozeman.
The 18 collegiate teams had to fight strong winds in the competition at the MSU campus in the 3-day event.
Thundercat helped the team pick up 5 awards in the the Speed Vehicle Class, including First Place Overall. Other awards included First Place in Women’s Sprint, Men’s Sprint and Indurance race and Second place in Design.
Teams from the U.S., Egypt and India brought 150 students to the contest, which highlights the best prototypes for human pedal-powered vehicles – “super bikes.”
This is the 6th time that MSU has competed in the annual contest and the team included Kiki Fischer of Hamilton.
In the group photo are:(L to R) Nick Svinicki, Brian Mayernik, Kiki Fischer, Ryan Harris, Brandon Buerkle and on the bike Mike Bly.