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Montana Tech Mining Teams Place in Australia


4/21/2010

Butte, MT – Montana Tech was represented by two student teams at the 32nd International Collegiate Mining Competition in Kalgoorlie, Australia on April 9 & 10, 2010. The teams compete in seven events held over two days. In all, 43 teams from across the globe participated in the competition in four different categories: Women, Coed, Men, and Alumni.

The Montana Tech Co-ed Team included John Seifert (Idaho Falls, ID), Amanda Dutton (Dutton, MT), Zachary Kistinger (Las Vegas, NV), Sarah Lupton (Kalispell, MT) and Matt Moss (White Rock BC). Out of ten teams competing in their division the co-ed team received:

  • 3rd Place-Swede Saw
  • 3rd Place-Surveying
  • 4th Place-overall

The Montana Tech Men’s Team included Luke Hooten (Corvallis, MT), Jacob Kutcha (Spruce Pine, NC), Philip Brumit (Spring Creek, NV), Steven Krogh (Helena, MT) and Devon Gruel (Cascade, MT). The men’s division was represented by 30 teams with the Montana Tech Men’s team receiving:

  • 2nd Place-Swede Saw
  • 6th Place-overall

The International Collegiate Mining Competition began in 1978 to honor and remember the men and families of the men who died in the May 2, 1972 Sunshine Mine fire near Kellogg, ID. Last year Montana Tech hosted the 2009 competition at the Montana Mining Museum west of campus.