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Captain Shrederator is a heavyweight robot which competed in every season of the BattleBots reboot, as well as the 2005 BattleBots Rochester R3 event under the name Shrederator.

It was built by Brian Nave of Team LOGICOM, who competed in the classic era of BattleBots and Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors. Captain Shrederator's primary weapon, like most of Team LOGICOM's robots, was a spinning shell which doubled up as armor. It was painted in the color of the American flag to pay homage to his entry in Robot Wars: Extreme WarriorsThe Revolutionist (which itself was a repainted Phrizbee). The main perk of Captain Shrederator is its interchangeable weapon teeth and 360 degree range of attack, but it lacked a self-righting mechanism in all of its appearances. Depending on its opponent, it could use different shapes and sizes of weapon teeth in order to get a better bite. Captain Shrederator also had a large bar which could be mounted instead of the shell for certain opponents. In its debut season, it lost its one and only fight by knockout to Matt Maxham's Stinger: The Killer Bee.

In ABC Season 2, Captain Shrederator was originally an alternate for the show, but was allowed in due a number of accepted teams having to drop out during filming. Aesthetically, the top armor was now adorned with a small shield similar to that of Marvel's Captain America atop a white background, rather than the distorted US flag from ABC Season 1. It earned its first win of the ABC BattleBots era against Australian entrant DeathRoll, but lost its next fight to Chomp.

Captain Shrederator returned for Discovery Season 3 totally redesigned, with a more conical body and four large teeth for additional bite. The shell could now spin at a maximum speed of 152mph according to the show. Aesthetically speaking, the robot's name was now present around the circumference of the machine, and the top armor was now translucent. This version of Captain Shrederator struggled to back up its knockout victory from the previous season, failing to pick up a win in its three Fight Night battles. Brian Nave was noticeably absent from the team, lending the robot to son Nick Nave while he competed in China. Brian Nave did pick up a win for Captain Shrederator in the USA vs. The World special, but Team LOGICOM were already out of the main competition by that point.

For Discovery Season 4, Captain Shrederator sported several more subtle changes, including but not limited to its teeth being chamfered at the edges, as well as boasting thicker top plastic to protect it from overhead attacks. Captain Shrederator suffered four consecutive losses during the season, largely due to an issue concerning wiring which affected power to the robot. This issue was only diagnosed following the Desperado loss and the team did not have time to fix it, resulting in another poor season for Team LOGICOM.

The team worked hard ahead of Discovery Season 5 to improve Captain Shrederator so it would be more reliable, using a blend of proven old technology and new ideas, as well as boasting five shells in total. The team had converted to brushless drive and weapon systems, which has been proven to be successful in other spinner robots. The four wheels were chain driven, but each still had a dedicated motor. This allowed for additional redundancy in theory, and meant the workload would be more evenly distributed between the motors and speed controllers even if not all four wheels are on the BattleBox floor, or if a motor became damaged during a fight. Yet despite these upgrades, it still struggled with reliability and despite chalking up their first win since the ABC era against Axe Backwards, Captain Shrederator was not chosen for the Round of 32 after finishing 1-2 overall.

"[...] I think that is the mistake many people make. They size their motors for all four of them to handle the weight of their ONE robot then when two of the wheels get picked up or another robot is sitting on one side of the robot they force two motors to do twice as much work as all four of them were sized for and that's what ends in smoked motors and smoked controllers."
— Brian Nave's theory on making the drivetrain more reliable[1]

Captain Shrederator returned for Discovery Season 6. Its internal upgrades are yet to be confirmed, but visually, it sports thicker, opaque top armor. Team LOGICOM also confirmed two new configurations for Captain Shrederator. The first of which is called the "Killdozer of Freedom", consisting of a totally flat shell with two large square teeth either side. Notably, the shell only covers the upper half of the robot's height, with a thick red ring surrounding the lower half and static forks protruding from the front, doubling up as a directional indicator.[2] The second configuration is an upgrade on the "Wings of Freedom", which utilizes the same square teeth on a more traditional sloped shell.[3] For the first time in its BattleBots career, Captain Shrederator completed the Fight Night rounds with a positive record, finishing the 2021 season with a 2-1 record including a shock win over former BattleBots champion Tombstone.

Team captain Brian Nave previously fought in Comedy Central BattleBots with lightweight Code:BLACK, middleweights Chopper and Dispose-All, as well as shell spinners more akin to his recent entries heavyweight Phrizbee and super heavyweight Phrizbee-Ultimate.

He also fought in both series of Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors, Nickelodeon Robot Wars and the subsequent Second World Championship with The Revolutionist - the spiritual predecessor to Captain Shrederator. In Season 1 of Extreme Warriors, The Revolutionist escaped its six-way battle and beat The Brute, but lost to eventual champion Todd Mendenhall and Panzer Mk 2. As the season runner-up, it qualified for the Second World Championship, but lost its four-way first round melee to Razer. Team LOGICOM returned for Season 2 of Extreme Warriors, but despite seeing off Trackzilla and Psycho Chicken with ease, The Revolutionist crashed out in their heat to overhead spinner Propeller-Head. In Nickelodeon Robot Wars, The Revolutionist was largely unchanged, but had mixed success throughout. It was paired with the team's second entry Spin Doctor and represented the USA in the International Tag Team special. Team LOGICOM won their US qualifier before crashing out to UK pairing Rick & Ming 3. In the Mayhem special, The Revolutionist again won their first round battle, but lost again in the three-way final to Propeller-Head after knocking out its own power link.

While Nick Nave was at the helm of Captain Shrederator during Discovery Season 3, Brian Nave competed in This Is Fighting Robots under the name Shrederator Tiger Claw. Essentially an earlier version of Captain Shrederator painted black and given a tiger theme, the robot retained its modular nature. It found mixed succcess in China, winning its first two fights before losing in a rumble, and then to John Reid and Gabriel Stroud's Tánshè, who would later pair up to compete in BattleBots with Beta. It beat Team MAD's Vulcan but lost its final fight and also its third-place playoff, finishing fourth overall.

Shrederator Tigerclaw returned for the second season of Chinese robot combat show King of Bots. Despite its strong outing in This Is Fighting Robots, Team LOGICOM failed to win a main season fight in King of Bots II and were eliminated prematurely. Oddly, when each presenter's teams are choosing their pecking orders and eyeing up opponents, the card print-off is quite clearly Captain Shrederator from BattleBots, as opposed to its Shrederator Tiger Claw guise for King of Bots II.

Robot History[]

BattleBots Rochester R3[]

Shrederator vs. Tetracide

Shrederator destroys Tetracide.

After receiving a bye in the first round, Shrederator's first opponent was Tetracide. This fight started with Shrederator spinning up to full speed before attacking Tetracide. This did nothing however and Shrederator attacked again, this time ripping pieces off of Tetracide and completely destroying it with a single hit. Following this, Tetracide tapped out. This put Sherederator into the next round, where it faced REDRUM.

Shrederator vs. REDRUM

Shrederator and REDRUM go flying.

This fight started with both robots spinning up to speed. Shrederator then ripped REDRUM's ablative wooden armor it had attached for the fight off. REDRUM then got a hit in on Shrederator, which sent more bits of wood flying. Shrederator then delivered a hit to REDRUM which sent both robots flying, with REDRUM landing upside down where it promptly tapped out. This win put Shrederator into the finals where it faced Big Betty.

Shrederator vs. Big Betty (Finals)

Shrederator out-wedges Big Betty.

Due to some damage from REDRUM, Shrederator went with a full wedged body. The fight was rather lackluster, resulting in various pushes and neither bot able to take advantage. Eventually, Shrederator lost drive on one side, but there wasn't enough time to count it out, so it went to the judges. The judges gave the win to Big Betty, making Shrederator the BattleBots Rochester R3 heavyweight runner-up.

ABC Season 1[]

Captain Shrederator vs. Stinger

Captain Shrederator strikes Stinger

Stinger flips Captain Shrederator.

Captain Shrederator's first and only match was against Stinger. Captain Shrederator spun up at the beginning and managed to attack towards the side, sending itself into the air and damaging Stinger's front tire.However, Stinger seemed unaffected by the hit and Captain Shrederator's heavy shell was giving it traction issues. After the shell broke and stopped spinning, Stinger managed to use its lifter to get under Captain Shrederator and flip it upside down where Captain Shrederator could not self-right. Despite Stinger trying to right the spinner, Captain Shrederator was knocked out after 1:12, and did not receive a wildcard entry to the Round of 16.

ABC Season 2[]

Captain Shrederator vs. DeathRoll

Captain Shrederator hits DeathRoll

Captain Shrederator's first match was against DeathRoll. The match started in Captain Shrederators favor, with it ripping pieces off the side and top of DeathRoll. DeathRoll continued to fight and Captain Shrederator eventually tore off DeathRoll's tail. Captain Shrederator continued to attack and tore off one of DeathRoll's wheels. DeathRoll eventually stopped moving and was sent flying by Captain Shrederator, only to land on a piece of its own head armor, where it was stranded and immobilized. DeathRoll was counted out giving Captain Shrederator the win by KO after 2:04. Despite this destructive win which put Captain Shrederator into the Round of 32, it was giving a surprisingly low 20th seeding, and now faced the No.13 seed Chomp.

Captain Shrederator vs. Chomp

Captain Shrederator gets axed by Chomp

Both robots approached and started attacking without doing much damage. This continued until Chomp toppled over from one of its attacks and allowed Captain Shrederator to hit it. Chomp self-righted and attacked back, leaving Captain Shrederator spinning down and not moving. Chomp continued to attack and managed to get Captain Shrederator going again. However, this was short-lived and Captain Shrederator stopped moving. Chomp managed to once again restart Captain Shrederator, but this time held back when Captain Shrederator stopped moving again as one of the axe blows from Chomp punctured the top, causing the power cable to come out when the shell came around. Captain Shrederator was counted out and Chomp won by KO at 2:08. This meant Captain Shrederator was eliminated from the tournament again.

Discovery Season 3[]

Captain Shrederator vs. End Game

Captain Shrederator gets tossed into the air by End Game.

End Game tosses Captain Shrederator onto its back.

Captain Shrederator's first opponent was against End Game. The match was off to a good start for Captain Shrederator as it was able to start getting its weapon up to speed while End Game found itself struggling to advance forward. However, Captain Shrederator was not at full speed and took a hit from End Game that knocked out the spinning shell's ability to rotate. Still, Captain Shrederator continued to attack, even though it was under the pulverizer and took a hit. Unfortunately, it was unable to defend itself and was launched by End Game onto its top on the edge of the screws and unable to move. Captain Shrederator was counted out and earned its first loss of the competition.

Captain Shrederator vs. SubZero

Captain Shrederator takes off SubZero's rear panel.

Captain Shrederator hits SubZero's front.

Captain Shrederator's next opponent was SubZero. Due to damage sustained against End Game, Captain Shrederator swapped out its shell from that fight with a 2nd one and exchanged pretty much all the electronics in an effort to fix the problems it had against End Game. When the match began, things were off to a good start as Captain Shrederator was dealing damage on the back of SubZero, whom was trying to absorb the impacts that way. After multiple collisions, SubZero was tossed over and self-righted. However, the last hit caused Captain Shrederator to fly into the arena barrier and bounce off to land upright without any drive. As a result, Captain Shrederator was counted out, giving SubZero the win by KO.

Captain Shrederator vs. Petunia

Captain Shrederator rebounds off the barrier and Petunia.

Captain Shrederator is bitten by Petunia.

Captain Shrederator is left to smoke.

Next for Captain Shrederator was Petunia. The match began rather poorly for Captain Shrederator as their first attack wasn't able to cause any major damage and the blow was deflected away. Captain Shrederator attack again, this time, spinning its opponent nearly 360 degrees. However, the third attack caused Captain Shrederator to bounce off of Petunia and into the arena barrier, where it stopped moving. Making matters worse, its opponent bit down with its beak and caused smoke and flames to pour out. Captain Shrederator was counted out, giving Petunia the win by KO.

Captain Shrederator vs. Vanquish

Vanquish and Captain Shrederator collide.

Vanquish loses a wheel courtesy of Captain Shrederator.

Captain Shrederator's next match was in the special "USA vs The World" where it was pitted against Vanquish which had been previously ripped in half by Icewave. The match started fairly evenly as Captain Shrederator was causing lots of sparks, but the only damage was the removal of the googly eyes Vanquish had added for the fight. Captain Shrederator ended up in the corner and bounced off the walls before escaping to get back up to speed. Once again, Captain Shrederator was on the attack, but not really dealing much damage. However, Captain Shrederator eventually sent Vanquish flying, tearing off a wheel in the process. Vanquish was no longer moving after this hit and was counted out, giving Captain Shrederator the win by KO after 2:30.

Discovery Season 4[]

Captain Shrederator vs. Wan Hoo

Wan Hoo and Captain Shrederator come to blows.

Up first for Captain Shrederator was newcomer from China Wan Hoo. As a result, Captain Shrederator went with its shell that was more cylindrical with lots of teeth around the perimeter. When the match began, Captain Shrederator was able to deliver big hits to Wan Hoo, tearing off part of the defensive shields Wan Hoo added for the fight. Additionally, Wan Hoo didn't have the same amount of maneuverability so Captain Shrederator moved in for another hit. As the match continued, Captain Shrederator delivered another hit and then stopped showing translational movement. With its shell spinning at top speed, Captain Shrederator was counted out, giving Wan Hoo the win by KO.

Captain Shrederator vs. Witch Doctor

Captain Shrederator gets kicked into the air by Witch Doctor.

Captain Shrederator next went up against veteran Witch Doctor. Captain Shrederator stuck with the shell used against Wan Hoo but when the match began, Captain Shrederator was the one to take the hits and flew into each wall of the arena. Worse still, their directional indicators kept shutting off at times, making it difficult to make proper attacks. Captain Shrederator got its weapon back up to speed and again collided with Witch Doctor to hit the arena sides. On the third hit, Captain Shrederator's weapon wasn't reaching top speed, which left it vulnerable. Unfortunately, Witch Doctor took advantage and Captain Shrederator was flipped over near the screw casing. Worse still, Captain Shrederator had no way to prevent Witch Doctor from shoving them under the pulverizer as they were counted out, giving Witch Doctor the win by KO.

Captain Shrederator vs. Black Dragon

Black Dragon closes in on Captain Shrederator.

With Captain Shrederator was currently at 0-2, Team LOGICOM entered the Desperado Tournament to try and make the Top 16 bracket. Entered in as the sixth seed, this put them in a match against Team Ua!rrior and the No.3 seed, Black Dragon. In response, Captain Shrederator went with the shell used in its previous two matches. As the match began, both robots got their weapons up to full speed. Captain Shrederator dished out two minor hits that didn't do much, but then dished out a big hit that sent both robots flying to opposite ends of the arena with Black Dragon ending up with a gash on the left side of its wedge and getting flipped upside down. Black Dragon got back over and Captain Shrederator was having drive issues, but was still able to spin the shell. Captain Shrederator took a hit from Black Dragon that slammed it into the wall and knocked some of its teeth off, leaving it with very little life mobility and having its weapon stopped completely. This left them pretty much defenseless as they took a final hit that knocked them out. Captain Shrederator was counted out, giving Black Dragon the win by KO.

Captain Shrederator vs. Blacksmith

Captain Shrederator bounces off Blacksmith's plow.

Still winless after the Desperado Tournament, Captain Shrederator was next placed against Al Kindle and Blacksmith. Captain Shrederator went in with its flat shell that had many embedded teeth around the perimeter. In addition, two large triangular teeth were added to shield the robot's top from Blacksmith's hammer along with thicker lexan. Things were pretty even to start as Captain Shrederator was dishing out the hits but neither robot was taking any damage. Captain Shrederator was then pushed into the arena barrier and taking fire from Blacksmith's hammer. Captain Shrederator escaped but Blacksmith was on them and pushed them to the screws, which briefly trapped them. Captain Shrederator soon lost the use of its spinning shell after being pushed under the pulverizer. With little offense and defense, Captain Shrederator was at the mercy of Blacksmith and was eventually taken back to the screws and flipped over. Captain Shrederator got off the screws, but was still upside down and was counted out, giving Blacksmith the win by KO.

Discovery Season 5[]

Captain Shrederator vs. Lock-Jaw

Captain Shrederator is taken to the screws.

After receiving its internal upgrades, Captain Shrederator's first fight was against former Desperado champion and semi-finalist, Lock-Jaw. The match was off to a good start as Captain Shrederator quickly took off the right corner of Lock-Jaw's anti-spinner plow. However, Lock-Jaw spun up its weapon and Captain Shrederator started to take big hits, including one that sent it high into the air and into the screws. Captain Shrederator recovered and tried to spin back up, but smoke began to pour out due to the pin for the brake coming out, locking it and preventing the shell from spinning. Due to it being near the arena barrier, this allowed Lock-Jaw to move in. Captain Shrederator was let out of the corner, but without its shell spinning, it was totally at the mercy of Lock-Jaw. However, Lock-Jaw had also lost the use of its weapon, but still had control with its front forks, leaving Captain Shrederator to take more punishment. After some quick maneuvering to avoid being controlled by Lock-Jaw, Captain Shrederator was taken to the screws, where it became stuck and its drive wheels were off the arena floor. Captain Shrederator was counted out, giving Lock-Jaw the win by KO.

Captain Shrederator vs. Axe Backwards

Captain Shrederator is flung upwards by Axe Backwards.

Captain Shrederator rips a wheel off Axe Backwards.

After repairing the damage, Captain Shrederator was next up against fellow Floridian full-body drum spinner, Axe Backwards. Captain Shrederator spun up and attacked, doing only minor damage. Captain Shrederator launched Axe Backwards into the screws, then had to face its opponent's wedge configuration several times before it was able to dig into its opponent's tires a bit. After going basically up and over its opponent, Captain Shrederator was able to start attacking the wheels more definitively. Finally, Captain Shrederator was able to rip off one of Axe Backwards' wheels and Axe Backwards stopped moving. Axe Backwrds was counted out, giving Captain Shrederator the win by KO. Afterwards, Captain Shrederator's shell continued spinning for 40 minutes due to an identical problem Invader had in 2016, forcing everyone to wait until the battery ran down before the robot could safely be turned off.

Captain Shrederator vs. Shatter

Captain Shrederator rips a piece off Shatter!.

Shatter! hammers away at a smoking Captain Shrederator.

Captain Shrederator was in its third and final match of the Fight Night season, where it went up against Adam Wrigley and Shatter!. Captain Shrederator started off strongly, tearing off bits of Shatter! and sending them flying across the arena. After a particularly big collision that affected both robots, Captain Shrederator wasn't dishing out the big hits it was known for and ended up hitting the casing for the screws. Afterwards, Captain Shrederator began to emit smoke and its shell spun down. This left them very vulnerable and they started to take hits from Shatter!'s hammer. There was little for Captain Shrederator to do but drive around and hope for Shatter! to stop working. Time ran out with Captain Shrederator's top damaged and Captain Shrederator barely working and the judges awarded Shatter! a unanimous 3-0 decision.

BattleBots: Bounty Hunters[]

Captain Shrederator vs. Sharko

Captain Shrederator strikes Sharko's mouth.

Alongside competing in the fifth season, Captain Shrederator also took part in one of the six Bounty Hunter tournaments, with the potential to face off against Bronco in the bracket it was placed in. To do that, their first battle took place against the remodeled Sharkoprion, better known as Sharko by this point. Captain Shrederator went in and delivered a hit to Sharko's front. After delivering a big hit that sent both bots to opposite ends of the box, Captain Shrederator tore off Sharko's tail fin and completely disabled its opponent. With Sharko motionless, Captain Shrederator went in once more to cause more havoc. Sharko was counted out, giving Captain Shrederator the win by KO.

Captain Shrederator vs. ROTATOR

Sparks fly as Captain Shrederator and ROTATOR collide.

Captain Shrederator sends ROTATOR wobbling across the BattleBox floor.

ROTATOR strikes a defenseless Captain Shrederator.

For the next round of the tournament, Captain Shrederator was up against Victor Soto and ROTATOR. Immediately, Captain Shrederator was box-rushed by ROTATOR, but managed to evade the attack. As both weapons got up to speed, Captain Shrederator was charged by ROTATOR and sent crashing into the screws, losing a tooth in the process and becoming slightly destabilized. Captain Shrederator continued to hang on and go in for weapon-to-weapon collisions with ROTATOR, sending each bot flying across the BattleBox. Shrederator managed to strike and almost flip ROTATOR, then landed another shot which almost knocked over ROTATOR again. Both bots continued to trade shots as Captain Shrederator was pressured and sent into the screws by ROTATOR. Continuing to show its durability, Captain Shrederator caught the wheel guard of ROTATOR and sent it wobbling across the arena floor. Captain Shrederator rushed forward, bashing into ROTATOR and sending it flipping high into the air, but miraculously landing upright again. As the match drew on, Captain Shrederator started smoking and its shell powered down with one minute left in the fight. Captain Shrederator continued to take shot after shot as ROTATOR began chipping away at Shrederator's shell, but it remained standing. At the end of the fight, Victor Soto stated he could see smoke coming from ROTATOR, which he predicted might've come from the weapon belt. Both robots managed to survive to a judges' decision, which was ruled unanimously in ROTATOR's favor, eliminating Captain Shrederator from the tournament.

Discovery Season 6[]

Captain Shrederator vs. Tombstone

Captain Shrederator and Tombstone share the BattleBox for the first time in the BattleBots reboot.

Captain Shrederator watches on as Tombstone burns and is counted out.

Returning for the 2021 season, Captain Shrederator's first opponent was against former Giant Nut winner Ray Billings and Tombstone, a fight Brian Nave had wanted for several years. Both bots spun up to begin the fight as Captain Shrederator ducked away before landing a glancing shot on Tombstone's front. With the next few shots, part of Tombstone's blade had come away and it began emitting sparks from its left-side drive. With the next impact, Tombstone popped up and started smoking, which quickly turned to fire after a barrage of quick impacts. Unbalanced, another coming together disabled the blade of Ray Billings' bot. However, despite the additional redundancy on Captain Shrederator's weapon, it too had now come to a halt. With a well-documented history of unreliability in fights they were often on top of, Ray Billings sensed the fight had evened out and continued to attack, despite still being on fire. It appeared to stop in the middle of the BattleBox momentarily, prompting Ray to question its mobility, but escaped a count. As Tombstone rode over Captain Shrederator one last time, it suddenly stopped. Much to the delight of Team LOGICOM, Tombstone was immobile and was counted out, earning Captain Shrederator a statement KO victory.
"So, now you're probably wondering why we stopped spinning? Well, the shock from one of the weapon to weapon hits actually blew up one of our receivers. All robots are programmed to have a failsafe if the robot loses signal to the transmitter - so, failsafe turns on and tells the speed controllers to turn spin off."
— Team LOGICOM's explanation behind Captain Shrederator's weapon failure.

Captain Shrederator vs. Gigabyte

Captain Shrederator and Gigabyte meet in the BattleBox.

Captain Shrederator is counted out.

Fresh off a shock win over a former BattleBots champion, Captain Shrederator's second opponent was fellow full-body spinner Gigabyte. For this fight, Brian Nave's team opted for the "Wings of Freedom", consisting of a sloped shell and two large square teeth high up on the bot. Captain Shrederator appeared to be getting the best of the early exchanges as a few glancing shots from Gigabyte saw John Mladenik's machine pop into the air, while Captain Shrederator remained grounded. With both bots spinning at full speed, Gigabyte recovered and it became apparent that Captain Shrederator was no longer able to drive. Gigabyte landed a hit on its stationary opponent which saw it ricochet off the arena barrier and into the Upper Deck. Its shell ground to a halt and Captain Shrederator was counted out, putting both robots to 1-1 for the season.

In a televised post-match interview for the losing team, Brian Nave revealed that the issues causing his bot to stop dead concerned a faulty receiver.

Captain Shrederator vs. Jäger

Captain Shrederator tears away Toe Kicker's undercutter.

Captain Shrederator is hassled by both halves of the multibot.

Last up for Captain Shrederator was an untelevised fight against Jäger. For this fight, Team LOGICOM again opted for their Wings of Freedom configuration. In the opening seconds, Captain Shrederator danced around both halves of Jäger before delivering a hit which sent Toe Kicker flying across the BattleBox and separating its undercutting bar. Arm Muscle then got underneath the shell of Captain Shrederator, biting down with its articulated saw but only slicing into their opponent's UMHW plastic top armor. Arm Muscle backed off, allowing Captain Shrederator to escape. However, it found itself coerced into the corner and unable to spin up to any great speed, taking a shot from the Jäger team's pulverizer. Captain Shrederator was then allowed the time to spin in the center of the arena and punted the weaponless Toe Kicker around before turning its attention to Arm Muscle, who had one side of its drive disabled. Captain Shrederator remained aggressive and hit Toe Kicker again, which knocked it into the wall and killed it completely. With the remaining half of Jäger unable to show translational movement, it was counted out, and Captain Shrederator delivered one final hit to leave its mark on the match. Captain Shrederator won by knockout, advancing to 2-1 and finishing Fight Night with a positive record for the first time in its modern BattleBots career.

Captain Shrederator vs. ROTATOR

ROTATOR leaves Captain Shrederator under the pulverizer.

Advancing to the knockout tournament for the very first time, Captain Shrederator was given the No.27 seed and faced off against No.6 seed ROTATOR in a rematch from BattleBots: Bounty Hunters in 2020. Captain Shrederator used its traditional shell for this fight and tanked the first few impacts with ROTATOR's new plow. ROTATOR then showed its undercutter to Captain Shrederator and popped it into the air before switching back to their plow. After tanking a few more hits in the hope of destroying Captain Shrederator with its own weapon, one of the shell's teeth was torn away, leaving Brian Nave's bot unstable. After ROTATOR came back in with the undercutter, Captain Shrederator bounced backwards into the Upper Deck, tearing the housing for the screws and losing its second tooth. Captain Shrederator ricocheted towards the pulverizer powered by Victor Soto's team but was no longer mobile. As ROTATOR positioned its opponent beneath the hammer, Captain Shrederator was counted out, putting an end to a much improved campaign from Team LOGICOM.


BattleBots Rochester R3
Rochester 2005
Winners Bracket vs. Tetracide Won
Semi-Final vs. REDRUM Won
Final vs. Big Betty Lost
ABC Season 1
2015 Championship
Round of 24 vs. Stinger: The Killer Bee Lost (KO)
ABC Season 2
2016 Championship
20th seed
Round of 48 vs. DeathRoll Won (KO)
Round of 32 vs. Chomp (13) Lost (KO)
Discovery Season 3
Fight Nights
Fight Night vs. End Game Lost (KO)
Fight Night vs. SubZero Lost (KO)
Fight Night vs. Petunia Lost (KO)
USA vs. The World
Representing the USA
USA vs. The World vs. Vanquish Won (KO)
Discovery Season 4
Fight Nights
Fight Night vs. Wan Hoo Lost (KO)
Fight Night vs. Witch Doctor Lost (KO)
Desperado Round 1 vs. Black Dragon Lost (KO)
Fight Night vs. Blacksmith Lost (KO)
Discovery Season 5
Fight Nights
Fight Night vs. Lock-Jaw Lost (KO)
Fight Night vs. Axe Backwards Won (KO)
Fight Night vs. Shatter! Lost (JD)
Bounty Hunters
Bounty Hunters - Bronco Episode
Round 1 vs. Sharko Won (KO)
Round 2 vs. ROTATOR Lost (JD)
Discovery Season 6
Fight Nights
Fight Night vs. Tombstone Won (KO)
Fight Night vs. Gigabyte Lost (KO)
Fight Night vs. Jäger Won (KO)
Top 32
27th Seed
Round of 32 vs. ROTATOR (6) Lost (KO)


  • Shrederator Wins: 2
  • Shrederator Losses: 1
  • Captain Shrederator Wins: 6
  • Captain Shrederator Losses: 14
Competition Wins Losses
BattleBots Rochester R3 Tetracide


Big Betty
ABC Season 1 None Stinger
ABC Season 2 DeathRoll Chomp
Discovery Season 3 Vanquish (USA vs. The World)

End Game (Undercard Match)

SubZero (Undercard Match)

Petunia (Undercard Match)

Discovery Season 4 None Wan Hoo (Undercard Match)

Witch Doctor (Undercard Match)

Black Dragon (Desperado Tournament)

Blacksmith (Undercard Match)

Discovery Season 5 Axe Backwards (Undercard Match) Lock-Jaw (Undercard Match)

Shatter! (Undercard Match)

BattleBots: Bounty Hunters Sharko ROTATOR
Discovery Season 6 Tombstone (Undercard Match)

Jäger (Untelevised Undercard Match)

Gigabyte (Undercard Match)


Faruq Tauheed Introductions[]

"This bot actually is the sharpest tool in the tool shed. Here to tear through the competition, it's CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"Stand at attention. Salute your new kill sergeant. It’s CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"Spinner, spinner, chicken dinner! Here to make America gyrate again, it's CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"It's a bird, it's a plane. It's about to bring the pain. Bustin' through this bracket like a full-metal jacket. Stand and salute CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"I hope you had your shredded wheat because this next robot can't be beat. The stone-cold serial killer, CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"This bot is like Superman. His girlfriend is Lois Pain and you're about to be Clark Ditched. *singing* Here he comes to slay the day. It's CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"He'll climb aboard your bot, spin you up in knots, then use you for spare parts. When it's over, he'll say 'Look at me. I'm the captain now.' CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"If this bot was a president, it would be Thomas Deatherson. Ready to make you sign his Declaration of Spindepence. It's CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"It fights for truth, justice, and the American slay. Its spinny senses are tingling. It's a hurt, it's a pain, it's CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"If the BattleBox were a kitchen, this bot would be Bobby Slay, and you're about to es-cargo into a puree of furee. E-V-uh-oh, It's CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"If this bot were in a band, it would be called "Tom Shredy and the Part-breakers." It's gonna throw you for an American Whirl. Your bot is going to break down and be fallin'. CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"This bot will hit you so hard, you'll separator. Give it up for CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"This bot is a captain like James T. Kirk, and he's setting his phasers from stun to murder. When he takes the helm and comes for you, you'll want to hide and cower. Wanna fight him? That's illogical! You don't have the power. Boldly going to the BattleBox, it's CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"This next bot spins at 2200rpms. You will die on his shield. You’re not Avengers, you’re not even Friends. It doesn’t matter your rank or the money you’ve spent, you’re getting discharged from the box. Call it corporal punishment. It’s CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"From Ormond Beach, Florida, the bot that was born in the U-S-Slay, it's CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"From Ormond, Florida, he's red, white, and blue, and now he's here to kill you - it's CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

"From Ormond, Florida, shaped like a zero but draped like a hero, it's CAPTAIN SHREDERATOR!"

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