“Pumpkin Chucking”

On Sunday November 17th the Society of Physics Students hosted a fundraiser featuring a Tomato Tossin’/Pumpkin Chuckin’ competition.  The goal was to build a trebuchet, which is a kind of counterweight launcher, and to launch various vegetables the furthest.  There were four teams that participated.

The team that was able to launch the vegetables the furthest was declared the winner.  There were two winners, one for each type of vegetable launched. The winners for the pumpkin portion were Tony Losada and Geoff Pietrovito, they threw the pumpkin on average of about 15 yards.  The winners of the tomato portion were Jonathan Hicks and Justin Ruger, they threw tomatoes about 27 yards on average.  Every catapult successfully launched their vegetables forward most of the time.

Team #1 Jonathan Hicks and Justin Ruger

Team #1 Jonathan Hicks and Justin Ruger

Team #2 was Justin Denno, Rob Ryan, Caroline McElhenny and Tony Harris

Team #2 Justin Denno, Rob Ryan, Caroline McElhenny and Tony Harris

Team #4 Jordan Thomas

Team #4 Jordan Thomas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team #3 Tony Losada and Geoff Pietrovito

Team #3 Tony Losada and Geoff Pietrovito

 

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