TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — From livestock to drones, drones to race cars, local high school students showcased their skills and knowledge on a variety of topics Friday.

It was all part of Ivy Tech’s 2022 Cob and Cog event. The event focuses on engineering and agriculture based competitions.

Images of Cob and Cog event courtesy Ivy Tech Community College

Over 600 area students took part in the competition. Winners were recognized with medallions and banners, while the grand prize was the Cob and Cog trophy.

Organizers say there’s a number of reasons to hold the event.

“Number one, exposure to Ivy Tech, to help the recruitment process for students who want to get into high wage, high demand jobs,” said Dean of School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Science at Ivy Tech Terre Haute David Will. “But while they’re here we need to entice them, right? so the way we entice them is having fun, energetic events that students can participate in.”

Ivy Tech says it’s grateful to all event sponsors including Duke Energy who were the main sponsor of the competition.

Images of Cob and Cog event courtesy Ivy Tech Community College

The 2022 Ivy Tech Cob and Cog winners were:

Balancing Act

  • First Place: Parke Heritage High School
  • Second Place: Loogootee High School

Biotechnology

  • First Place: Clay City High School
  • Second Place: Cloverdale High School

Build Them and Crush Them

  • First Place: Clay City High School
  • Second Place: Loogootee High School

Chain Reaction

  • First Place: Riverton Parke High School
  • Second Place: Dugger Union High School

Drone Obstacle

  • First Place: Shakamak High School
  • Second Place: White River Valley High School

Engineering Nightmare

  • First Place: Dugger Union High School
  • Second Place: Terre Haute South Vigo High School

Excursion Plan

  • First Place: Owen Valley High School
  • Second Place: Clay City High School

Food Science

  • First Place: Dugger Union High School
  • Second Place: Northview High School

GPS/GIS

  • First Place: Parke Heritage High School
  • Second Place: Clay City High School

IT Workstation

  • First Place: Clay City High School
  • Second Place: South Vermillion High School

Let the Volts Be with You

  • First Place: Dugger Union High School
  • Second Place: Clay City High School

Livestock Judging

  • First Place: Terre Haute South Vigo High School
  • Second Place: Shakamak High School

Machinery Inspection

  • First Place: Clay City High School
  • Second Place: Terre Haute South High School

Matter in Motion

  • First Place: Clay City High School
  • Second Place: Terre Haute South Vigo High School

Mechatronics

  • First Place: Terre Haute South Vigo High School
  • Second Place: Wabash River Career and Technical Education Center

Power Tool Drag Race

  • First Place: Clay City High School
  • Second Place: (only one team competed)

Puff Mobile

  • First Place: Clay City High School
  • Second Place: Loogootee High School

Soil Judging

  • First Place: White River Valley High School
  • Second Place: Parke Heritage High School

Welding

  • First Place: Terre Haute North Vigo High School
  • Second Place: North Knox High School

Whatever Floats Your Boat

  • First Place: North Central High School
  • Second Place: Shakamak High School

Quiz Bowl

  • First Place: Clay City High School
  • Second Place: Parke Heritage High School