La Salle Robotics Wins Big at VEX Robotics Regional Tournament

Published : Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 1:36 PM

The La Salle Robolancers team yielded high accolades at the regional VEX Robotics tournament on November 17, 2018. The Lancers competed against 33 teams at the tournament and took away multiple winnings including the tournament championship, California State Finals qualification, and the “Think Award.”

“I’m very proud of this group of students,” said La Salle’s Robolancers moderator, Roy Chang. “In preparation for the tournament, they worked tirelessly on their robots and software to produce effective systems, and it certainly paid off for all of them. They all competed very well and we look forward to even more victories in the future.”

The regional VEX Robotics tournament took place at Juan Cabrillo High School in Long Beach, CA, with 33 teams in competition. The Junior team won the tournament championship and qualified for the California State Finals; the team comprised of Nathaniel Lucas, Josh Roesner, Jack Huang, Robert Kimble, Gabriel Bohanec, and Josie Alvarez. Nathaniel Lucas’ efforts at programming the winning robot, 8888X, also earned La Salle the “Think Award” which is won for the best computer program of the tournament.

Teams 8888Y and 8888G also competed through the round of 16. These teams’ robots were run by Henry Atkinson, Carlos Nuevo, Samuel Solomon, Santiago Romero, Jerry Liu, Ethan Sandoval.

The VEX Robotics Competition is presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, which supports competitions where “teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.”

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