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Teams launch into Cantigny for catapult competition

Published: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 4:37 p.m. CST

WHEATON – Local teams can take part in Cantigny Park's third annual Catapult Contest this Saturday, according to a news release from the park.

Starting at 10 a.m., the teams of up to four members will be scored in distance, accuracy and shot group.

Each team will have five minutes to build a catapult designed to launch a baseball and an additional five minutes per category to complete three launches.

First place finishers will receive $100 and the team that takes second will receive $75. An emcee will host the Catapult Contest, according to the release.

Interested parties can find complete contest rules and registration forms online at

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