News - October 13, 2011

Cheap drills

Under the watchful eye of laughing referee Jetse Stoorvogel, two teams in the National Soil-drilling championships bore a hole in the ground as fast as they can.

As many as 77 teams (students, departments and companies) put their best feet forward last week in the Dutch championships, organized for the 13th time by Pyrus, the study association for Soil, water and atmosphere. In the photo, VHL newcomers ‘Deep Impact' are competing against the girls of ‘Tlasverdi'. The final winner of the championship was ‘Het Klokhuis', a student house in Wageningen. Daniel Kunne of the Soil-drilling committee looks back on a successful day: ‘It was terribly hectic, busy and chaotic, but great fun.'