Pumpkin Catapult Flyer

Come watch teams of FRCC physics students as they compete to launch their projectiles the farthest.

Teams of physics students (and other related organizations) from Front Range Community College will test their catapult designing and building skills at the college’s semiannual pumpkin catapult competition in Westminster this week.

Community members are invited to watch the festivities! Please join us to watch this friendly fall competition.

Spectators at the event will get to vote on the “People’s Choice” award. Everyone present (who is not a competitor or a judge) will be given ballots to vote for their favorite team. The team receiving the most votes will earn five bonus points—on top of their distance score.


Friday, October 29, 2021



3645 W 112th Ave in Westminster, CO 80031

The launch area will be in the field directly west of FRCC’s Westminster Campus.

(Park in the College Hill Library parking lot and walk toward the mountains.)

Approximate Schedule*:

3:00-3:30pm  |  Safety inspection, test launches, catapult adjustments and repairs

3:45pm  |  Captains’ meeting to discuss scoring and review the rules

4:00-5:00pm  |  Competitive Launches

5:00-5:30pm | Catapult removal and area clean-up

* Times are subject to adjustment.

For questions, please contact FRCC’s physics instructors:

Anthony SmithBoulder County CampusAnthony.Smith@frontrange.edu 303-678-3867
Clara WenteWestminster CampusClara.Wente@frontrange.edu 303-404-5275
Daniel Everding  Westminster CampusDaniel.Everding@frontrange.edu 303-404-5731
Joe Collins  Larimer CampusJoe.Collins@frontrange.edu 970-204-8280

About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.

About the Colorado Community College System

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving 138,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities.

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