TeamXD started as a Father and Son team in 2001 with the creation of our first BattleBot the Super Heavy Weight Steel Reign. Logan had watched Robot wars on our local PBS station and asked his Dad, “can we do that?”. His Dad laughed and smiled saying “sure Son” not expecting it to go any further. The next day Logan provided his Dad a stack of paper on how to enter and compete at the next BattleBots season 3.0 scheduled in 6 months. This was timed near Logan’s 13th Birthday and right after they went on a long drive to buy a used PerMobil Paraplegic wheelchair to use for parts in the BattleBot. Once home with the wheel chair the “Team” was born! Over the next hours of wheelchair disassembly, working together as a Team, Logan and his Dad bonded as a team in the sport of Combat Robotics
We competed at BattleBots Classic Season 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 . See us on Comedy Central’s BattleBots Episode 501 titled “When Steel Reign Falls on Son of Wayachi”.
Steel Reign fought at the Rochester R3 Rampage with Steel Reign where we came in 3rd place! at a tradeshow event put on by BattleBots in Rochester New York.
Steel Reign also competed at the NPC Open and Won by a judges decision over MegaByte in a long brutal battle that went the distance.
We joined up with Jerry Clarkin and Team HammerTime with Subzero for the BattleBots Sun/Java Conference in San Francisco where Jerry and Logan took First Place ! Yes, Jerry and Logan Won a BattleBots Championship with Subzero!
Jerry and Logan again attended BattleBots Season 6.0 with Subzero in Vallejo California and competed in a special promo event for ABC with a smaller weight class. It was a double elimination. In one of our toughest battles we fought Donald Hudson with Root Canal and went to a judges decision.