Giant Robots to Battle at DSHS

Giant Robots to Battle at Denham Springs High School
Posted on 08/17/2023
Two giant robots await the start of their battle inside a competition pit. These robots are like some that will be at the 10th Annual Dow Red Stick Rumble Robotics Competition at Denham Springs High School on Aug. 26.Giant Robots to Battle at Denham Springs High School
Students to Compete for Coveted Red Stick Rumble Trophy

DENHAM SPRINGS, La – Remotely operated robots weighing in at 120 pounds will battle each other at center court in the Denham Springs High School (DSHS) Hornsby Gym on Aug. 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 10th Annual Dow Red Stick Rumble Robotics Competition will pit 20 student FIRST® Robotics Competition teams from Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi against each other for the coveted Red Stick Rumble trophy.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees can watch the competition and tour the Red Stick Rumble Pits where all the teams work to prepare and repair their robots. Food will be sold at the DSHS Snack Bar.

“While we are excited to provide teams with an opportunity to compete, we are even more excited to offer the public a chance to see what amazing things these students can do. They aren’t just the future of the tech sector but also manufacturing, business and project management. The skills that will be on display are endless,” said Michael Simmons, director of the DSHS STEM and Robotics Center.

FIRST® is a global robotics community preparing young people for the future and the world's leading youth-serving nonprofit advancing STEM education. The competition, sponsored by Dow Chemical, has brought in thousands of students from across the south to give them the opportunity to put STEM learning to work.

More information on the event can be found at