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bots, in an all-out five minute slugfest. In the end, the
horizontal spinner Shrapnel came out on top.
final was downright
brutal. Thunder Child
charged headfirst into
Circuit Breaker several
times, sending it
the arena. Circuit
Breaker got the upper
hand, as it managed
to tear off Thunder
Child’s back wheels.
Thunder Child didn’t
give up, and kept
fighting on despite being reduced to
Circuit Breaker’s battery began to die,
but was saved by the bell. After the three
minutes were up, the judges gave the win to Circuit
Wildcat (center) fights Apex (left) and Killawatt (right).
disposes of Tiny.
(From left to right) GOAT,
Dz Wedge, Mr. Happy,
and Blender fight for a
place in the single-elimination bracket.
Thunder Child after the final.
2016’s GMX Robot Battles were held on the
Sunday of Halloween weekend in
Nashville, TN. This was the fifth
official Robot Battles event in Music
City, featuring the return of Kelly
Lockhart as MC, and a much larger
arena than in previous years. The
turnout was high, with seven 3 lb
Beetleweights and 14 1 lb
Antweights competing, aided by a
record number of out-of-state
Robot Battles 61 at the
Geek Media Expo ● by Thomas Kenney
Volunteers assemble the arena.
1st 2nd 3rd Rumble
Antweight Slim Pickens Discharge Ready or Not N/A
Beetleweight Circuit Breaker Thunder Child Wildcat Shrapnel