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My son Hal and one of the steel spikes from "No Apologies." Team captain and builder John Torkelson on "No Apologies." My son Hal sitting on "No Apologies" post fight.

My son Hal and one of the steel spikes from "No Apologies."

Team captain and builder John Torkelson on "No Apologies."

My son Hal sitting on "No Apologies" post fight.

StuartStories.com sponsored a super heavyweight BattleBot called "No Apologies" for Spring 2002's competition.

How did our 'bot do?

We made it to the quarter finals, beating both The Judge (cool fight!) and Son of Wyachi (by a clever trick), then losing in a very dull match to New Cruelty.

The win over Son of Wyachi proved to have damaged more of No Apologies' internal components than we expected and we just didn't have the power we needed to beat New Cruelty.

All in all it was a blast and the Torkelsons (the robot builders) are some of the nicest and coolest (and smartest) people we have ever met.

Click on any image below for a larger view!
Hal next to OverKill's blade. Much bigger than he thought! My daughter Molly with my wife's favorite 'bot: Diesector

Hal next to OverKill's blade. Much bigger than he thought!

My daughter Molly with my wife's favorite 'bot: Diesector

Molly with Tazbot after its loss. New Cruelty, the 'bot that beat us. Though you can see the holes we made.

Molly with Tazbot after its loss.

New Cruelty, the 'bot that beat us. Though you can see the holes we made.

No Apologies after the Son of Wyachi fight... which we won! No Apologies after the Son of Wyachi fight... which we won!

No Apologies after the Son of Wyachi fight... which we won!

Warhead, one of 2002’s coolest 'bots. (Beaten by Overkill.) No Apologies after the New Cruelty loss - examining the drive train broken by Son of Wyachi in the previous fight.

Warhead, one of 2002’s coolest 'bots. (Beaten by Overkill.)

No Apologies after the New Cruelty loss - examining the drive train broken by Son of Wyachi in the previous fight.

What the 'pits' looked like on the last day. It was much more crowded earlier in the tournament What the 'pits' looked like on the last day. It was much more crowded earlier in the tournament

What the 'pits' looked like on the last day. It was much more crowded earlier in the tournament.

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