Rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Join us for the 14th Annual Trebuchet Competition!
Mark the date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

This FREE competition has grown to include almost 80 teams each bringing a set of 4 trebuchets to the field of honor at the Nutter Center on the Wright State University Campus. The competition encourages (with the help of teachers):

  • Teamwork
  • Individual responsibility
  • Creativity
  • Math and Science Skills
  • Experimental design
  • FUN

Why not work the trebuchet competition into your lesson plans this year? Some schools alternatively offer this as an extracurricular activity. This contest is a great way to incorporate a hands-on project in math, physics, or history. It may look easy, but sound design principles are the fastest (and best) way to a solid trebuchet design. That means students start the project by researching trebuchets, roughing out designs, and using a computer to do simulations. Design a simulation that gives you good performance, and you are ready to start building!


Congratulations to the winners of Wright State's 13th Trebuchet Competition!

1st Place

Redpool from Ponitz Career Technical Center of Dayton, Ohio

  • Teacher: Mr. David Andrews
  • Captain: Anthony Patterson
  • Members:
    • Dychi Givens
    • Michal Elder
    • Kion Johnson

2nd Place

MAKTB from Ponitz Career Technical Center of Dayton, Ohio

  • Teacher: Mr. David Andrews
  • Captain: Tyler Coveil
  • Members:
    • Kenneth Johnson
    • Brandon Wallace
    • Mark Demmings

3rd Place

Anderson 1 from Anderson High School of Forest Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Teacher: Mr. Jeffrey Rodriguez
  • Captain: J. T. Gora
  • Members:
    • Jake Kappers
    • Kyle Loseff
    • Grant Wetherington
    • Jack Harback
    • Kyle Busch
    • Kaulin Galluzzo
    • Nora Myer