Teams Place at Battle Bot Competition

A team of Fox Chapel Area High School students recently won first place at the Eighth Annual Combat Bots Competition. Team “Dilly Dilly” won the King of the Ring rumble. The team members were senior Alexander Vlahos; juniors Ian Chang, Thomas Grandizio, and Michael Scanlon; and sophomore Michael Mendelson. Additionally, the “Krispy Kreme” team finished second and included sophomores Sam Feczko, Nicholas Guy, and Luis Navas.

“The team was excited when they were declared the winner of the rumble,” said Fox Chapel Area High School Combat Bots coach and teacher Ken Grimm. “I’m proud of all of our teams. Their dedication to quality work and many hours spent working after school preparing for competitions is to be commended.”

Combat Bots is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education at its best. Students design, test, and engineer the entire robot, including the weapon, wiring harness, and control system. A total of 42 Battle Bot teams from 11 school districts from the greater Pittsburgh area participated in the Battle Bots contest. The competition was held May 3, 2018, at Pittsburgh Technical College.

 

Watch "Krispy Kreme" destroy the competition.