2014 K*bot Ollie Awards

 

                                    

The Ollie Awards were held after the Division M K*bot World Championships 

July 27, 2013 at 6:00 to 6:30 PM the City Of Las Vegas Veterans Memorial Leisure

Services Center hosted the annual K*bot Ollie Awards with

6 Ollie Awards being given out to the students:

“Best New K*bot Design 2012”

“2012 K*bot Rookie of the Year”

“2012 K*bot World Championship Match of the Year”

“2012 K*bot Sports Ambassador Student of the Year”

“Most Improved K*bot of 2012”

Thomas Vermersch Owner / Director
K*bot World Championships
PO Box 620796
Las Vegas, Nevada 89162 
(email questions to tvercver@cox.net)  

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 “Induction into the K*bot Hall of Fame Museum”

K*bots which were inducted into the K*bot Hall of Fame at the K*bot Ollie Awards Banquet at the 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013 K*bot World Championships.

"Fly Swatter" on the far left 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. Even 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 along with Brendan Mulcahy and Harrison Stanton from Nevada with 3 K*bot World Championships. Evan Gray is tied with Brendan Mulcahy for the most K*bot Divisions (3) ever won by one person at the K*bot World Championships.

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“Godzilla” Built in 1999 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 from Texas never won a K*bot World Championship it became the overall winning (most victories) K*bot in the first seven years of K*bots. The teenager on the far right was the creator of Godzilla.

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“Greem Reaper” This was simply the best K*bot in the world. Edy Valdes from Corpus Christi, Texas created the most feared 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 he had shocking losses at the 2003 and 2004 K*bot World Championships. Edy Valdes went on to become a level one K*bot Instructor at the K*bot World Championships and is now completing his degree in mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.

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“Project X” This was the first Division M superstar K*bot to become a UK Champion. Division M was born in 2001 in the country of England by a group of dedicated young students and Toby Wheeler that created this well built K*bot launching machine to become the first Division M K*bot star. Toby Wheeler has graduated from college in England and is now a teacher and is currently the operations coordinator for the K*bot World Championships in Las Vegas.

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“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, Dr. Peter and Heidi Serrao, were lost in a tragic fire in their home in Corpus Christi, Texas. This truly special world class family loved life and people and touched our lives in the K*bot world. Our K*bot Awards each year are called the “Ollies”, named after Oliver Serrao. Ollie is our eternal inspiration for K*bot excellence

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“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 on the right 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.

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“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.

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“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 students who still to this day hold 10 K*bot World Championships second only to the state of Nevada 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 Championships.  

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“Man Eater” This was the first and the 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 nine K*bot World Championships more than any other city in the world except Las Vegas, Nevada with 10).

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“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 was a master at launching K*bots out of the arena 100% of the time in the two year run for Check M8. 

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“Black Out” This Division 1 K*bot built by Dominic Holowell from Stoneham, MA 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.

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These K*bot awards are named after Oliver Serrao 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 award will honor this outstanding young student who was loved by many who knew him. To receive an “Ollie” is something special because it is voted on by every K*bot student who has a passion for K*bots from around the world. The K*bot Ollie Awards are held at the City Of Las Vegas Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center during the K*bot World Championships.
                                                            
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