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St. Olaf 'Rubes' finish at No. 2
March 29, 2010
Despite three flawless runs, the 16-member St. Olaf Rube Goldberg team was edged out by the University of Wisconsin–Stout to place second at the national Rube Goldberg Competition hosted by Purdue University March 27. Other competitors in the 12-team contest — the largest field ever — included Pennsylvania State University (third place), the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers, the University of Texas, the University of Illinois, and Texas A&M.
St. Olaf, which won last year during its first appearance at the event, remains the only liberal arts college to field a team at the annual contest.