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Robots Battle it Out in Indiana at NRL Championships

Indiana once again hosted mayhem in the ring at the 2012 National Robotics League (NRL) Championships at the Circle Centre Mall in Indianapolis on May 5-6, 2012. The competition was fierce among the 37 combat robots.  After a day-and-a-half of elimination bouts, NTMA Chairman Roger Atkins announced the winners:

GRAND CHAMPION:   Plum Senior High School, Plum, PA
Robot “Still n’ Shock 2”

1st PLACE: North St. Paul High School, Maplewood, MN
Robot “UC3”

2nd PLACE: Plum Senior High School, Plum, PA
Robot “Still n’ Shock 2”

3rd PLACE: Cambridge Springs High School, Cambridge Springs, PA
Robot “Fabius”

Best Documentation: Plum Senior High School, Plum, PA
Robot “Still n’ Shock 2”

MSNBC.com provided great coverage of the event, including video, photos and a link to the NRL website. View the video.

NTMA thanks the many supporters and volunteers who made this year’s event a tremendous success!

Volunteers:

John Allard, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Terry Babb, Apex Tool & Manufacturing
Dianne Beatty, Starboard Industrial Electronics
John Bonacorsi, Haggard & Stocking
Kevin Bowling, Major Tool & Machine, Inc.
Phil Cox, Haggard & Stocking
Rick Daupert, Numerical Productions
Gabe Draper, Draper Manufacturing
Julie & Mark Fairlamb, Meadville, PA
Greg Ferree, Starboard Industrial Electronics
Steve Gillig, Lincoln Electric
Jeff Haggard, Haggard & Stocking
Ryan Hatch, Ahaus Tool & Engineering
John Hosier, Major Tool & Machine
Steve & Janis Macey, Major Tool & Machine
Jon O’Donnell, Meadville, PA
Zac O’Donnell, Meadville, PA
Alice Overton, IVY Tech
Ron Overton, Overton Industries
Steve Overton, Overton Industries
Zak Overton, Overton Industries
Jason Pardieke, Major Tool & Machine
Shannon Sweatman, Southern Mfg. Technologies
Steve Tamasi, Boston Centerless, Inc.
Steve Weyreter, Major Tool & Machine, Inc.
Rick Wiegand, Major Tool & Machine, Inc.
Ryan Wilcoxen, Draper Manufacturing
Callie Wolsiffer, Numerical Productions, Inc.
Steve Wolsiffer, Numerical Productions, Inc.

Sponsors:
Big Kaiser
Grainger
Indiana Chapter, NTMA
Lincoln Electric
Major Tool & Machine
Mosey’s Production Machinists
Numerical Productions, Inc.
Okuma
Partnership
Perfecto Tool & Engineering
Sandvik
Sescoi
SolidWorks

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