Kraft Wins Annual Drilling Competition

MGE student, Nathan Kraft, leans on the jackleg drill after starting a hole. (Arizona Daily Star)MGE student Nathan Kraft bored his way to first place in the 2017 MGE rock-drilling competition on the University of Arizona campus outside Old Main.

Kraft beat out seven other students by drilling the deepest hole in a 20-ton rock in two minutes. His triumph came not with a trophy but a traditional toss into the Old Main fountain.

The Arizona Daily Star photographed the event, including Kraft's victory dunk, and video of the competition is available courtesy of KGUN9.

Photo: Nathan Kraft leans on the jackleg drill after getting a hole started. Courtesy of Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star

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