The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has announced the winners of the 2014 Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (FCR) Bowling Ball Competition.  The competition took place at the ACI Spring 2014 Convention in Reno, Nevada. The objective was to demonstrate the effect of fibers in reinforcing concrete, to gain experience in forming and fabricating a concrete element, and to encourage creativity in engineering design and analysis.

Performance Category
1st Place: Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León: Elmy M. Cabello-Sekely, Bianca G. Esquivel-Alonso, Rolando D. Garcia-Gan, Mario Hernandez-Hernandez, Jose E. Ruiz-Bautista; Faculty Advisor – Dr. Alejandro Durán Herrera
2nd Place: Ryerson University: Mahmoud Al-Fayez, Osama Al-Mohammedi, Yousuf Faroqi, Mo`tasem Aljawhary, Shahid Quraishi; Faculty Advisor – Medhat Shehata
3rd Place: Pittsburg State University: Blake Swaggerty, Storm Schnake, Lauren Bohannon; Faculty Advisor – Seth O'Brien

Presentation Category
1st Place: University of Louisiana at Lafayette: Bliss Kelley, Michelle Campbell, Jeanne Switzer, Aimee Duhon; Faculty Advisor – Dr. Chris Carroll
2nd Place: Ryerson University: Mahmoud Al-Fayez, Osama Al-Mohammedi, Yousuf Faroqi, Mo`tasem Aljawhary, Shahid Quraishi; Faculty Advisor – Medhat Shehata
3rd Place: New Jersey Institute of Technology: David Williams, Adrian Milewski, Eric Gedman, Michelle Neri; Faculty Advisor – Mohamed Mahgoub

The first, second, and third place teams in each category receive cash awards of $750, $500, and $250, respectively. For more information on ACI’s Student Competitions, please visit www.concrete.org.