Fifteen of the very best teams from across the US joined us on March 16 at WCTC for the 2013 National Rube Goldberg High School Contest as they competed for the national title of Rube champion.
Just like at our Wisconsin Regional Competition the challenge was to hammer a nail in 20 or more steps. Teams pulled out all the stops with machines that ranged in impressive designs from the history of Rube, The Rugrats, a Willy Wonka-esque Chocolate Factory, and even Santa's Workshop gone awry.
Six teams advanced to the finals: Janesville Craig High School, Kimberly High School, Hoffman Estates High School, St. Agnes High School, Minerva High School, and Red Bud High School. Janesville Craig took first place with their circus themed machine. This is the second year in a row our Wisconsin Regional winner has taken first place at the National Competition!