Results for 20Apr18 QCESC Trebuchet Egg Throw Competition

Results for 20Apr18 QCESC Trebuchet Egg Throw Competition

The 10th Annual Trebuchet Egg Throw Contest was held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Bettendorf High School

35 teams of students (3-8 per team) with 117 total students from Bettendorf, Moline, North Scott and Pleasant Valley High Schools competed.

Link to event photos via Tom Stewart

The competition is part of the QC High School Tech Challenge.  High school teams and individuals received points from each of the 3 QC Tech Challenge events (Battle of Bridges Contest, Trebuchet Egg Throw Contest, and Cardboard Boat Race.  A traveling trophy is provided to the top high school and an award to the top scoring individual along with a scholarship.

Event Overview:  Teams design & build trebuchets to launch raw eggs at targets at three, specified distances 75, 100, and 125 feet. Each team will get four shots at each distance with the two best shots counted for scoring along with the points from the longest throw. The field competition portion will count for 70 of the total 110 possible event points.  Up to 10 additional points were awarded based on the longest throw.  
Link to trebuchet rules & guidelines (updated 3/23/17)

In addition to the trebuchet, a presentation worth up to 40 points is given by each team to local engineers from the QCESC. 

Below are the results from the competition. 
The top 3 teams received a picture trophy and individual medals along with the team with along throw and the team with the most innovation design.

Event All Time Records:

  • Longest Throw of 286.5′ in 2014 by Four Kings (AAT) from Pleasant Valley High School (Abhi Gurram, Tyler Oberman, and Arvin Sundaramraj) – Previous record 275.5′ set by Falmer Mode in 2013 from Bettendorf High School (Luke Manwiller & Mitch Parker)
  • Total Number of Students Participating.  37 teams with 124 students from 5 area high schools in 2017.  

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Links to Pictures from Past Events: