Robot Wars 1997

The 1997 Robot Wars event took place August 15th thru 17th at the Fort Mason Center, Herbst Pavillion in San Francisco. There were four classes:

  • Featherweight : 10-25 lbs.
  • Lightweight : 26-50 lbs.
  • Middleweight : 51-100 lbs.
  • Heavyweight : 101-170 lbs.
Two events were featured within each weight class:
  • A standard 'Face-Off' tournament with a 5 minute time limit (results below).
  • A 'Melee' free-for-all, also with a 5 minute time limit. Melee winners:
    • Superlight : Wedge of Doom
    • Light : Defiant
    • Middle : Turtle Roadkiller
    • Heavy : Biohazard and Blendo (tie)
Other prize winners were:
  • Best Design : 'Z'
  • Best Engineering : 'Blendo'
  • Strangest Robot : 'Snake'
  • Autonomous : 'Thumper'


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Biohazard - Carlo Bertocchini, Monster - Kevin Knoedler, Vlad the Impaler - Gage Cauchoise, Prometheus II - Richard Brull, The Rhino - Alex Rose, Scorpion - Jerry Burton, Snake - Mark Setrakian, The Mauler - S. C. Tilford, Bubba - Alex Ramirez, Mash-N-Go - Jim Anderson, frenZy - Patrick Campbell, Z - Vic Lang, Badger - James Bloeman, The Landshark - Willis Wong, La Machine - Trey Roski, Ankle Biter - John McKenzie, Kill-O-Amp - Curt Meyers, DooAll - Scott LaValley, TazBot - Donald Hutson, Tallywhacker - Klaas Langhout, Metallithor - Jay Smith, Blendo - Jamie Hyneman, Hercules - Jim Smentowski, Punjar - Ramiro Mallari, Gut Rip - Bob Schneevis