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Physics students lay siege to Wenatchee Valley College in catapult contest

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Wenatchee Valley College physics students use catapults they made to launch tennis balls for distance and accuracy during the annual contest on the Wenatchee campus Tuesday. One of the ropes holding the tennis ball broke on this attempt.

WENATCHEE — Squeaks could be heard from across the Wenatchee Valley College as students wheeled in their battle stations Tuesday afternoon.

“We need some medieval fighting music,” said physics professor Bruce Unger, who was overseeing WVC’s annual catapult contest.

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With physics instructor Bruce Unger holding a model of the Space Needle, a physics team launches a tennis ball toward it for an accuracy contest at the annual catapult event at Wenatchee Valley College on Tuesday.

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Arlen Brazill gets ready to launch a tennis ball with his homemade catapult at the annual contest at Wenatchee Valley College on Tuesday.



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