2018 K*bot Hall of Fame Museum in Las Vegas
"Fly Swatter" above on the far right from San Antonio, Texas the 2003 Division 3
K*bot World Champion. It was created and operated by Evan Gray the youngest
student ever to win a K*bot World Championship at the age of a few days short of
7 years old. Evan Gray went on to win the K*bot World Championships in Division 1
and Division M tying him with Edy Valdes and Devyn Bowden both from Corpus
Christi, Texas and Jarod Klingonsmith from Las Vegas with three World Championships;
only superstars Harrison Stanton from Henderson with four and Brendan Mulcahy from
Las Vegas, Nevada with seven K*bot World Championships won more.
“Godzilla” Built in 2000, it was the first K*bot to become a powerhouse star. Even
though this Division 2 four-time San Antonio and one-time Las Vegas Regional
Champion K*bot from Texas never won a K*bot World Championship, it became the
overall (most victories) K*bot in the first seven years of K*bots. The teenager on the right
in the center photo was the creator of Godzilla.
“Greem Reaper” This was the most feared K*bot ever and arguably the best K*bot
in Division 1 history. Edy Valdes from Corpus Christi, Texas created the recognized
K*bot in K*bot history. The 2002 and 2005 Division 1 K*bot World Champion only lost
two times in history. Even the best K*bot in the world found out K*bot life is an
adventure as his only two shocking losses came at the 2003 and 2004 K*bot World
Championships. When Edy made up his mind to do something he really wanted to do, it
was trouble for K*bot competitors. For example, his friend was Oliver Serrao also from
Corpus Christi, Texas our 2004 Division 3 World Champion who lost his life in a tragic
house fire in Texas. They called him “Ollie” and the K*bot Ollie Awards honored his
name. This outstanding young student was loved by many who knew him. To receive an
“Ollie” was something special because it was voted on by every K*bot student who had
a passion for K*bots from around the world. Ollie lost his life trying to save his parents
who also perished in the fire. Edy anounced to the several media outlets from South
Texas at the Corpus Christi K*bot Championships that he was going to win the 2005
Division 3 K*bot World Championships in Las Vegas for his close friend Ollie and give
the trophy to Ollie's grandfather. The only problem was that Edy was not even ranked
in the top 10 in the world in Division 3 and by Las Vegas odds he was a long-shot at
best. Edy Valdes went on to defeat every top ranked K*bot to become the 2005 K*bot
World Champion. Edy became a level one K*bot instructor at the K*bot World
Championships and has now completed his degree in mechanical engineering at Texas
A&M University Corpus Christi. Even though Edy Valdes only won three K*bot World
Championships, he is part of the legendary Mount Rushmore of K*bot Champions the
greatest of all-time
along with Brendan Mulcahy
and Harrison Stanton.
“Project X” This was the first Division M superstar
K*bot to become a UK Champion. Division M was invented in 2001 in England by a
group of dedicated young students named Toby Wheeler, Dave Weston, and Chris
Bowdon. Toby Wheeler created this well built K*bot launching machine to become the
first Division M K*bot star in the UK. Toby Wheeler has graduated from college in
England and was a teacher and also was the operations coordinator for the K*bot World
Championships in Las Vegas for several years. Toby whose last name is now Owen
huge part in developing
K*bots in the
United States and Europe.
“Wrath” The 2004 and 2005 Division 3 K*bot World Champion. This was the
only K*bot at the time in any Division to go undefeated (Regional and World
K*bot Championships) in its short two-year history of competition. Oliver and
his father and mother were lost in a fire in their home in Corpus Christi, Texas.
year were called the “Ollies” named after Oliver Serrao.
“Crosshair" This was the first non-American K*bot to win a K*bot World
Championship. Andrew Martin from RAF Base in Brize Norton in England under
the guidance of K*bot instructor Toby Wheeler, also from England, shocked the
Americans and took the World Championship from the Americans in Division 2
at the 2004 K*bot World Championships in Las Vegas. It was retired as Andrew
Martin built Crosshair 2 in 2005 and Crosshair 3 in 2007 to replace the original
Crosshair. Crosshair 3, above, came within only one-half of a centimeter of
regaining his 2004 Division 2 K*bot World Championship crown from three-time
Division 2 World Champion Devyn Bowden with Maneater from Corpus Christi, Texas.
“C4” This was the first Division M K*bot to win back-to-back K*bot World
Championships. Chace Younger was born in Palm Springs, California and competed in
the first K*bot World Championship in 2002 in Las Vegas. One of his goals was to become
a K*bot World Champion and master K*bot builder. He accomplished both of these goals
as he became a level one K*bot instructor at the K*bot World Championships. Division M
has grown into a prestigious K*bot Division in the world of K*bots thanks in part to this
outstanding young man and his passion for Division M.
“Tank” This was the first Division 2 K*bot to win back-to-back K*bot World
Championships in 2002 and 2003. Kyle Young, a high school student from Palo Verde
High School in Las Vegas, Nevada was the first Nevada student to ever challenge the
Texas K*bot students who at that time had won 10 K*bot World Championship trophies.
When K*bot competitions in Texas ended, the state of Nevada surged ahead in
championships won by any state or country in the world. Even though Jonathan Ling
from Hoggard Magnet School introduced gear reduction into the world of K*bots in 2002,
Kyle perfected it enough to win the first two Division 2 K*bot World titles.
“Man Eater” This was the first and only K*bot ever to win three K*bot World
Championships in a row (2004, 2005, 2006). Devyn Bowden from Corpus Christi, Texas
(home of ten K*bot World Championships, more than any other city except Las Vegas
and Henderson, Nevada).
“Check M8” This was the most feared Division M K*bot in history and the only
Division M K*bot ever to win three K*bot World Championships (2007, 2010, 2011).
Harrison Stanton from Henderson, Nevada a four-time K*bot World Champion was a
master at launching K*bots out of the arena 100% of the time in the two-year run for
“Black Out” This Division 1 K*bot built by Dominic Holowell from Stoneham, MA a
two-time K*bot World Champion won the 2008 K*bot World Championships defeating
"Wheels of Steel" the UK champion Sam Steel from Cheltenham, England. "Black Out",
getting its name from the unique color scheme, bulldozed the competition using its solid
front and heavy gearbox design.
Arguably the greatest K*bot competitor of all-time is as of September 2016 inducted into
the K*bot Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. His name is Brendan Mulcahy from Las Vegas,
Nevada with seven K*bot World Championships. The only person ever to win K*bot
World Championships in all four Divisions, tied for three K*bot World Championships in
one K*bot division, and is all alone when it comes to his nine times in a K*bot World
Finals Match. One way to sum up his 8 year career in K*bots is that when he
competed from 2006-2013, twenty-eight K*bot World Championships were decided and
Brendan participated in approximately one out of every three final matches. (WOW)
Brendan's nemesis Harrison Stanton, a three-time Division M World Champion, was also
one of his best friends and Brendan was reminded by the master of Division M Harrison
in 2011 that Brendan who shirts? would not sell in 2011.
Division 1 K*bot World Champion - 2009 Brendan Mulcahy K*bot Name Pipsqueak Las Vegas, NV
Division 1 K*bot World Champion - 2011 Brendan Mulcahy K*bot Name TBC Las Vegas, NV
Division 2 K*bot World Champion - 2009 Brendan Mulcahy K*bot Name Mohawk Las Vegas, NV
Division 3 K*bot World Champion - 2010 Brendan Mulcahy K*bot Name Mohawk Las Vegas, NV
Division 3 K*bot World Champion - 2011 Brendan Mulcahy K*bot Name Gladiator Las Vegas, NV
Division 3 K*bot World Champion - 2013 Brendan Mulcahy K*bot Name Gladiator Las Vegas, NV
Division M K*bot World Champion - 2012 Brendan Mulcahy K*bot Name Smile as you Kill Las Vegas, NV
One of the most intense Division M matches ever for Brendan was with his younger
brother Riley (photos above) who in this match had Brendan defeated by points in the
last 15 seconds of the match and was going all out for a win wanted to launch his
brother's K*bot over the plexiglas wall in spectacular fashion. However, with Riley's
adrenalin working at 100% for the K*bot kill Riley accidentally launched his own K*bot
over the wall to lose the match. Brendan Mulcahy was simply the Michal Jordan of
K*bots with his commitment to excellence, outstanding work ethic, and high character
and compassion for others that most K*bot competitors respected.
"Dave Weston" from England was inducted in September 2016 into the K*bot Hall of
Fame in Las Vegas. The only way to describe big Dave is that he reminded us in America
of a person called John Wayne of the wild west in the movies. Dave Weston was the most
beloved K*bot World Championship instructor in history. How do we know that? It is
simple just play the video for each year when Dave is introduced and listen to the roar
of the many students who loved him as a person and a great K*bot instructor. How do
we sum up Dave Weston - Likable - Kind - Fair but demanding of excellence from his
students - High integrity - Loyalty - and a commitment to a cause.
"Jarod Klingonsmith" from Las Vegas, Nevada was inducted in September 2016 into the
K*bot Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. The only way to describe Jarod is that he was quite, very
intelligent, and motivated to become the best in the world at building K*bots. Jarod won
three K*bot World Championships throughout his career specializing in Division 2. He won
Division 2 K*bot World Championships in 2011 and 2012, and added a Division 3 K*bot
World Championship in 2012. Jarod also is high intelligent, shared his knowledge with
other students and was respected by other competitors.
We will induct for the first time ever two Female K*bot super stars into the K*bot Hall Of Fame
in April of 2018 which include , Anastasia Partridge and Ilana Rahaman .