RoboLancers Show Their Smarts at Robot Competition

This past Saturday your RoboLancers had a record setting tournament day at San Ysidro High School which is about 30 minutes south of San Diego. Robot Y finished qualifying rounds at 7-0 and in first place.

Robot Z finished qualifying rounds at 6-1 and in fourth place. All three of our robots entered playoffs. Robot Y battled to the final round where we lost in a hard fought battle to an alliance of Murietta High School and San Ysidro High School.

The final score was 2 matches to 1. But do not fear La Salle, Robot Y won the highest award in any VEX Robotics Tournament. This award is the “Excellence Award” for the best all around robot in the entire tournament. By this award we have another robot that is qualified for the State Finals in March.

In total we now have two robots that have qualified for State Finals as Robot X was the tournament champion back in October at the Mt. Sac VEX tournament. But that’s not all La Salle. Your Robolancers were also awarded the following at San Ysidro High School:

“Think Award”: For Best Autonomous programming
“Build Award”: For Best Mechanical Build of a robot
“Tournament Finalist Award”: For advancing to the final round
“Best Programming Certificate” for exceptional implementation of programming into a robot.

Congratulations to all team members.

Three special “shout-outs”: To Bhav Patel, for his dedication to seeing the robots through in preparation for this past Saturday’s tournament.

Although you were not there due to prior obligations, your work was key in our success.

To Jason Ding, for his dedication to programming the robots.

To the School Administrators for their support and putting up with afternoons when we take over the third floor hallway.

Cheers to all and a very, merry season’s greetings. Go Lancers!

La Salle High School, 3880 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-8951 or visit



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