Join us for the 15th Annual Trebuchet Competition!
Mark the date: April 14, 2015


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 15th Trebuchet Competition!

1st Place

The Black Pearl from Arlington High School
Advisor: Ms. Kim Cortez

  • Zach Romick
  • Taylor Oates
  • Emma Wilieke
  • Clarissa Courtney
  • John Solt
  • Aaron Starr
  • Hannah Johnson
  • Allie Ferrell

2nd Place

The Queen Anne's Revenge from Alrington High School
Advisor: Ms. Kim Cortez

  • Alexis Risner
  • Nick Seifert
  • Noah Thomas
  • Justin Rice
  • Autumn Erb
  • Bryce Hartman

3rd Place

The TEAM from Riverside High School
Advisor: Mr. Levi Brown

  • Ryan Drerup
  • Joe Lauck
  • Karlee Birchfield
  • Austin Miller
  • Nathaniel Hughes
  • Griffin Cole