7th Grader Zack Tarle Wins Rubber Band Invention Contest

ZackTarleSGWS student, Zack Tarle, has won The University of Akron annual Rubber Band Contest for Young Inventors. We are so proud of Zack who will receive $2,500 for his first place invention of the board game, Spyder, in the Arts and Leisure Division.


Zack says, “[My father and I] came up with a game, which combines rubber bands, marbles and a playing board. The game board is in the shape of a square. Outlining the board is a wall of rubber bands. It has four holes in the corners and one in the center.

Around each hole are two motes and around the game board are tons of small holes arranged geometrically where you can stick pegs. We revised and redesigned many times and developed marble shooters as well. Spyder is a very flexible game. There are many different ways to play for all ages ranging from easy to advanced.”

This was the fifth year of the annual contest, which The Akron Global Polymer Academy says “is designed to encourage students in grades 5-8 to demonstrate their creativity and ingenuity by creating an invention that incorporates the use of rubber bands.”

Congratulations Zack! Have fun spending that $2,500.00!

One thought on “7th Grader Zack Tarle Wins Rubber Band Invention Contest

  1. I’m so proud of you, Zach!!!! Great job! Ms.Peg

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