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Junior LB1999

Junior's Long Beach 1999 appearance.

Junior was a middleweight competitior built by Team Nightmare for the Long Beach 1999 event of BattleBots. It was an invertible robot which was armed with an actuated lifting arm at the front and a vertical saw on the back. It performed decently in competition, winning two matches and a draw against Knee-Breaker.

Robot History

Long Beach 1999

Team Coolrobots' Little Slice was Junior's first opponent. In this fight, Junior was safe from damage as Little Slice's saws didn't spin and Little Slice kept on driving over Junior. Carlberg hoped Little Slice's weight would bust Junior's drive. Though Junior's drive didn't break, Junior could not move with Little Slice's weight on it, meaning the refs had to separate the robots. Junior's drive did not break however and it managed to lift Little slice a few times before overturning Little Slice completely. Having no way to self-right, Little Slice was counted out and eliminated from the winner's bracket of the tournament.

Junior vs little slice

Junior lifting Little Slice.

Next for Junior was Knee-Breaker, also from Team Coolrobots. Knee-Breaker started spinning as Junior went towards Knee-Breaker. Junior was hit a couple of times before a wheel was knocked off, leaving Junior going in circles. Fortunately for Junior and unfortunately for Knee-Breaker, Knee-Breaker had the same problem. The judges ended the fight, declaring it a draw with the intent of making the robots fight again. For some reason the saws stopped working during this fight.

In Junior's second fight against Knee-Breaker, the wheel was knocked off again and the corner of Junior's body was seriously dented. For Knee-Breaker, it kept drive in both wheels and won by KO

In Junior's fourth fight and the first fight that was not against Team Coolrobots, it fought Stuffie. Junior went into this fight with saws that didn't work as Jim was busy working on Nightmare. Stuffie was easily lifted by Junior but Junior could not completely topple the jeep. At one point, Stuffie was stuck on Junior, meaning the refs had to separate Junior form its opponent for a second time. Junior managed to remove the Barbie from the front of Stuffie before getting stuck together again at the end of the fight, which Junior won on a crowd vote.

Junior fought Deadblow next. Junior's saws were still not working and the lifting arm was ineffective against Deadblow as it was invertible. Deadblow managed to dent Junior a couple of times. Both robots were active at the end of the fight but the crowd voted for Deadblow.

Jim never got a chance to fix Junior, meaning he missed the middleweight rumble.

Wins/Losses

  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 2
  • Draws: 1
Wins Losses Draws
Long Beach 1999

Little Slice

Stuffie

Knee-Breaker

Deadblow

Knee-Breaker

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