FIGURE 13. Antweight
FIGURE 15. Team Radicus couple Tony Fowlie
and Lauren Greenwood.
FIGURE 16. Antweight bot Poor Punctuation.
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FIGURE 11. Antweight bot
See You Next Wednesday.
(Figure 9) provide the audio
equipment and John emcees. Jim
Iocca (Figure 10) is the event
Registration Coordinator, and he
and his wife Julie (unavailable for a
photo) tag-team drive their
Antweight spinner bot See You Next
Wednesday (Figure 11).
Team Near Chaos Robotics
couple Mike Jefferies and Julie
Simancek (Figure 12) compete with
Antweight bots Kobalos (Figure 13)
and Motor City Massacre (Figure
14), and team Radicus couple Tony
Fowlie and Lauren Greenwood
(Figure 15) bring a fleet of bots
and compete in the Antweight class
with bots Poor Punctuation 2.0
(Figure 16) and Malicious Mule
Twenty Antweight bots
answered the Motorama challenge
and engaged in an entertaining and
destructive competition. In second
round action, my spinning drum bot
Snaggletooth (Figure 18) drew
undercutter Odahviing (Figure 19),
and I thought I’d have a short day.
Fortunately for me, driver Branden
Youssef of team Y2K Robotics
FIGURE 12. Team Near Chaos Robotics
couple Mike Jeffries and Julie Simancek.
couldn’t get Odahviing’s weapon to
spin up, so I had a pretty easy time
pushing Odahviing around the ring.
Snaggletooth managed to stand
Odahviing on its nose (Figure 20)
with about 10 seconds left in the
match. Odahviing ended up having
the short day, losing its consolation
match to Malicious Mule.
Snaggletooth went on to send
Joey Maffei and team Green
Machines to the loser’s bracket after
flipping Swamp Woman (Figure 21)
and earning the judge’s decision.
Snaggletooth’s day ended in the
next match when Warren Purvin of
team Pretzel Robotics and his bot
Vile Ant (Figure 22) put a vicious
hit on him that racked his chassis
(Figure 23) and sent him to the pits
for the day. Note the hardened steel
teeth on Vile Ant that were added
by team Pretzel Robotics specifically
In other upper bracket action,
Brandon Young of team Bone Dead
Robotics made it to the quarterfinal
match by sending Malicious Mule
and Amatol to the lower bracket.
His opponent in that quarterfinal
FIGURE 18. Antweight