Results – 21Apr17 Trebuchet Egg Throw Competition

Results for 2017 Trebuchet Egg Throw Competition

The 9th Annual Trebuchet Egg Throw Competition was held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Bettendorf High School.  A record 37 teams pre-registered and 28 participated from five high schools Bettendorf, Durant, Moline, North Scott and Pleasant Valley.

Link to 237 pictures from the event

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 of 3-8 high school students 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.  In addition to the trebuchet field competition, a presentation worth up to 40 points is given by each team to local engineers from the QCESC. 
Link to trebuchet rules & guidelines (updated 3/23/17)


  • Top 3 teams based on total score will receive one picture trophy per team and individual medals for each team member.
  • Team with longest throw will receive one picture trophy
  • Team with most innovative design as judged by the QCESC will receive one trophy.

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.  107 students 27 teams from 7 area high schools in 2014.  

For further information or questions, please contact contact Carl Loweth, QCESC STEM Coordinator at or via phone at 563-505-1196.

Links to Pictures from Past Events: