Yeti is a robot that competed in the second season of ABC's BattleBots reboot and the third on Discovery and Science. It was armed with a spinning spiked drum at a speed of 4000 RPM and lifting forks on the front. Also, Yeti's rear wheels were spares from Bronco. Yeti was originally an alternate for the show, but was allowed in due to one of the many drop-outs which occurred at Season 2. Yeti shocked everyone by doing insanely well and reached the semi final before being defeated by Tombstone via judges decision.
It was built by Team Lunch Money who also competed in Season 5.0 of BattleBots with the middleweight Blue Steel and the superheavyweight Little Pink Butterfly of Doom, but both robots lost their first matches.
ABC Season 2Yeti's first ever match in BattleBots was against Donald Hutson's Lock-Jaw. Yeti started strong with some good hits on Lock-Jaw and flipped it multiple times with its spinning drum. These hits did some damage to one of the front wheels of Lock-Jaw, but it was still moving. Toward the end of the first minute, Lock-Jaw stopped Yeti's drum for the first time and got its jaws onto Yeti's spinning drum. Yeti damaged Lock-Jaw's primary weapon with its spinning drum and tried to escape with its lifting forks, but its rear got caught onto Lock-Jaw's jaws and pushed it under the pulverizer. When Yeti managed to escape, it didn't take long before Lock-Jaw had clamped its drum again, and this time took Yeti to the screws. Most of the second minute of the fight was spent trying to escape from Lock-Jaw's jaws. In the final minute of the match, one of Lock-Jaw's drive pods started pouring out smoke and sparks. The wheel that Yeti had made contact with on the first hit of the match was finally stalled, limiting its driving ability. Yeti got the last few hits in with its spinning drum and went straight into Lock-Jaw's jaws before the time ran out. Yeti won on a unanimous 3-0 judge's decision and advanced to the round of 32 with its No.12 seeding, where it faced the No.21 seed Lucky.
For this match Lucky added some wheel guards over the front wheels. The match started out fairly evenly with no major damage being done to either robot. Eventually, Yeti lost one of its rear tires before disabling and removing Lucky's flipper. Both robots continued to move around before Yeti delivered a final blow that knocked out Lucky. Lucky was counted out and Yeti won by KO at 2:44. This win put Yeti to the round of 16, where it faced the No.28 seed Mega Tento.
In the beginning of the match, Yeti started to attack and eventually damaged Mega Tento's right wheel. Mega Tento was then pushed on top of the screws and became unable to move. Mega Tento was counted and Yeti finished off the destroyed wheel. Yeti won by a quick KO at 44 seconds and advanced to the quarterfinals, where it faced the No.13 seed Chomp who previously defeated the reigning champion Bite Force.
Before the match began, Greg Gibson had decided to remove the lifting forks and added multiple titanium panels to the top of the machine to protect the electronics, which were directly under the armor. In this match, Yeti was in control and attacked Chomp repeatedly, eventually tearing off one of the wings that helps Chomp self-right with its arm. Chomp eventually ended up on its side where it couldn't self-right and was counted out, giving Yeti the win by KO.This allowed Yeti to advance in to the semi-finals, where it faced the No. 1 seed Tombstone, a robot that Yeti was designed to face.
This match didn't go as well for Yeti as Tombstone tore off Yeti's front tires, causing the drum to hit the BattleBox floor and rendering it useless. However, a big impact disabled Tombstone's weapon, resulting in a pushing match. Yeti found itself being pushed around, even ending up partially on top of the screws. In the end, the judges awarded a unanimous 3-0 decision to Tombstone, eliminating Yeti from the tournament.
Discovery Season 3
Yeti found itself up against Witch Doctor in its first fight. The match was fairly even to start until Yeti managed to push Witch Doctor into the screws, which tore off one of Witch Doctor's tires. As a result, Yeti took hits from Witch Doctor and lost part of its lifting forks while the rest of the assembly was bent backward and unable to be used for the rest of the fight. However, Yeti fought back and started to get the better exchanges in collisions by tearing loose, then later tearing off the extra ribcage armor Witch Doctor added for the fight. As the match progressed, Yeti continued to attack, tearing off a tire from Witch Doctor and eventually leaving Witch Doctor unable to move under the pulverizer. Witch Doctor was counted out, giving Yeti the win by KO.
Yeti's next opponent was Icewave. In response, Yeti replaced its front lifting forks with a solid blue wedge to try and deflect Icewave's attacks and perhaps flip it over. When the match began, it was rather even, though Icewave was first to get an attack. After another hit, Yeti took a hard hit from Icewave that sent Icewave flying but landing upright. Unfortunately, this knocked out Yeti as it could no longer drive or move due to an intermittent power failure regarding one of the wires plugged into the receiver. Yeti was counted out and Icewave won by KO.
Yeti next found itself up against former runner-up Bombshell. When the match began, Yeti took the worst of the first hit. Yeti pressed on and the gyroscopic forces were leaving both robots to pivot on one side or the other. Yeti got underneath Bombshell using Bombshell's gyroscopic forces and pushed it into the screws. Yeti then took another hit from Bombshell and its front lifting forks were now bent and practically useless. After the next collision, Yeti's weapon chain fell off, leaving it almost defenceless against its opponent. Even so, Yeti wasn't backing down and one of Bombshell's wheels were loose, leaving it to wobble a bit as the robot progressed. As the fight was winding down, now it was Bombshell showing technical problems as it was now smoking and catching fire. Time ran out and the judges awarded a unanimous 3-0 decision for Yeti.
- Wins: 6
- Losses: 2
|ABC Season 2||Lock-Jaw||Tombstone|
|Discovery Season 3||
Witch Doctor (Main Event/Undercard Match)
Bombshell (Undercard Match)
|Icewave (Main Event/Undercard Match)|
Faruq Tauheed Introductions
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