‘Thor’ sculpture rules Winter Carnival statue competition

Michigan Technological University photo Tau Kappa Epsilon’s massive snow statue “Behold a Frozen Thor, Mighty God of Viking Lore” captured the overall first prize in Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival month-long statue competition. The statue is located alongside U.S. 41 near the university’s Administration Building. This was Tau Kappa Epsilon's second win over the last three years.

For the second time in the past three years, Tau Kappa Epsilon took first place in the month-long Snow Statue Competition at Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival.

The fraternity’s winning entry — “Behold a Frozen Thor, Mighty God of Viking Lore” — followed the carnival’s theme of “Myths and Tales of the Past in Our Frigid Forecast.”

Judging took place early Thursday morning following Wednesday’s All-Nighter event.

The sculpture is located along US-41 in front of the Administration Building.

Once again this year 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” section.

Second place in the overall section went to last year’s winner, Phi Kappa Tau for their depiction of the kingdom of Camelot. Their entry is located in front of their house at 1209 Quincy St. in Hancock.

Third place overall went to Delta Sigma Phi.

All three groups competed in the men’s division of the month-long competition

In the women’s division, Delta Phi Epsilon took the top spot with “A Creature of Purity and Grace caught in This Frozen Place.” Second place was awarded to Delta Zeta, and Alpha Sigma Tau took third.

In the co-ed division, the winner was the team of Sigma Tau Gamma and Theta Chi Epsilon.

Four Wheelers of Michigan Tech captured second place in the co-ed division.

In the All-Nighter category, in which teams have one night to create a sculpture, St. Albert the Great University Parrish repeated as the overall winner, followed by the Lutheran Campus Ministry-ELCA and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. All three groups competed in the co-ed division.

Moose Lodge captured the top spot in the men’s division followed by Sigma Kappa Upsilon Mu, with the Men’s Rugby Club in third.

Phi Delta Chi was the lone entry in the women’s division of the All-Nighter competition.