Phi Kappa Tau Repeats as Statues Champ

Snow statue outdoor at Phi Kappa Tau house
Snow statue outdoor at Phi Kappa Tau house
For the third time in the past four years, the overall winner of Michigan Tech's Winter Carnival snow statue competition is Phi Kappa Tau.

The winners have been announced in the Snow Statue Competition at Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival. This year’s theme is “Discover What Shines from Prehistoric Times.”

For the third time in the past four years, Phi Kappa Tau was the overall winner of the month-long snow statue competition. Their statue "Dongson Fishing Village" is located outside of the fraternity house in Hancock.

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 category.

Second place in the overall division went to Tau Kappa Epsilon for their statue entitled “Stone Age.” Third place went to the co-ed team of Sigma Tau Gamma and Alpha Gamma Delta for “Wooly Mammoth Surrounded by Saber Tooth Tigers.”

Phi Kappa Tau and Tau Kappa Epsilon placed one-two respectively in the Men’s Division. Third place was Delta Sigma Phi for “Dinosaurs.”

The Sigma Tau Gamma and Alpha Gamma Delta team captured first place in the Co-Ed Division, followed by Sigma Phi Epsilon and Delta Phi Epsilon for “Caveman Around a Fire with Tools, Crafts and Cave Paintings,” while third place went to Delta Zeta and Triangle for “Ice Age.”

Alpha Sigma Tau was the lone entry in the Women’s Division with “Jurassic Park.”

In the all-nighter statue competition, St. Albert the Great University Parish captured their fourth-straight overall victory as well as winning the Co-ed Division. Second place overall and in Co-ed went to Pavlis Honors College for “Dig Site of Dinosaur Bones.” Lutheran Campus Ministry ELCA took third place in both divisions with “The Golden Ratio.”

In the Men's Division, the Society of American Foresters took first place with "Lake Sturgeon," followed by the Society of African American Men for "Dino Egg," and Mama's Boys (East McNair 4th Floor) finished third with "Dig Site".

The Society of Women Engineers won the Women's Division category for the statue “Cave”.

For the complete list of Winter Carnival statues, visit the Carnival webpage.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885 in Houghton, Michigan, and is home to more than 7,000 students from 55 countries around the world. Consistently ranked among the best universities in the country for return on investment, Michigan’s flagship technological university offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, computing, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and the arts. The rural campus is situated just miles from Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, offering year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure.