Eagles look to retain Traveling Oar in 2019 competition

The students from Colonel Crawford High School will look to retain the coveted Traveling Oar in the 2019 Cardboard Boat Regatta competition.

This year’s event will set sail at 10:00 a.m. in the William Ferrell Natatorium at Colonel Crawford High School Wednesday, March 20. This 2019 field includes longtime competitors from Buckeye Central, Bucyrus, Colonel Crawford, Crestline, Lucas and Ontario.

“This is the eleventh year for this competition that puts a positive spotlight on the creativity and engineering talents of students from the competing school districts,” Bucyrus Engineering Technologies instructor Joe Slone, Bucyrus Engineering Technologies Instructor said. “Our students are excited to be competing in this event and have worked hard to build what they hope will be the winning boat.”

In addition to the overall winner, prizes are awarded for the Fastest vessel, Most Buoyant, Most Creative and Best Engineered. Last year’s competition featured an Administrators Race between Buckeye Central principal Mike Martin and Crestline principal Keith Strickler, a competition that is expected to continue during this year’s event.

“We’re excited to be hosting this event for the eleventh consecutive year,” Colonel Crawford Superintendent Todd Martin. “Our students are looking forward to the competition and the opportunity to keep the Traveling Oar for a third year in a row.”

The annual Cardboard Regatta competition is organized and sponsored by Pioneer Career & Technology Center. A friendly race between administrators from the competing schools will take place at 12:15 p.m. The Awards Presentation will immediately follow at 12:45 p.m.