Winners of Bettendorf High School trebuchet competition announced

Bettendorf High School hosted a trebuchet competition Friday.
Published: Apr. 21, 2023 at 9:25 PM CDT
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BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) - A trebuchet is a type of catapult that uses a long arm to launch an object. Friday, students from several high schools came together to compete in Bettendorf High School’s trebuchet competition. Tuesday, the competition results were released.

Winners of the 14th Annual Trebuchet Egg Toss Competition included the following: “First Place Team, CCE was North School High School students Cole Engelbrecht, Calvin Bosworth and Evan Keppy. Second Place Team, Scrambled, was North Scott High School students Cael Mess, Marlayna Cockshoot, and Jackson Mouliton. Third Place, It’s A Floater was Bettendorf High School students Grant Koehler, Jack Reilly and Pail Schwartz.”

Additionally, there were competing high school students from Bettendorf, Pleasant Valley, North Scott, Riverdale, and Moline and each team’s challenge was to assure their trebuchet launched accurately and consistently.

The trebuchets tossed large raw eggs at targets 75′, 100′ and 125′ away with points given for longest toss as well.

Event organizers said that this competition is a great way for students to gain important skills in math and science while also having fun.

“It’s just about getting them active and interested in the sciences, and knowing that they can find a purpose as a group to come up with the best design they can,” said Craig Murray Chief Engineer at CNH Industrial.