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Not to be confused with the team behind the identically-named lightweight robot, also called Team Black Widow.

Team Black Widow are an inactive BattleBots team which fought in World Championship V and BattleBots: Bounty Hunters with their heavyweight robot, Black Widow.


Team Black Widow in the pit.

The team consisted of members of the Henzel family, based in Newport in Herkimer County, New York. This included captain Herrick Henzel, his wife Sue, and children Braeton, Jarrett and Kyle.

Though not originally part of the original 2020 season roster prior to the postponement of filming caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Team Black Widow were able to conceptualize and build their robot during lockdown, and were ultimately accepted to compete when the show's production resumed.

Team Black Widow did not return after their Round 1 exit in BattleBots: Bounty Hunters.

Team Members[]

Black Widow Herrick Henzel

Herrick Henzel[]

Herrick Henzel is a fabricator by trade and built most of the robot.

Despite being team captain, his sons operated Black Widow in battle.


Name Weight Class Season
Black Widow Heavyweight World Championship V
BattleBots: Bounty Hunters


  • In 2010, the Henzel family made local news for building a giant snowman measuring 22' in height.[1]