While the rest of Ware County was off for Spring Break, the Ware County Middle Robotics Team qualified for and attended the 2018 CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VEX IQ - MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION. The RoboGators took flight out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport and landed in Omaha, Nebraska. From there, they traveled to Council Bluffs, Iowa to attend the U.S. Open Robotics Championship at the Mid-America Center.
The RoboGators competed in 10 alliance matches and qualified to compete in the finals. The RoboGators were in alliance with a team from Dallas, Texas during the finals. Together, the two teams and two robots were able to score 207 Ringmaster points! In the end, the RoboGators placed 7th out of 72 middle school teams at the U.S. Open Robotics Championship.
So, what is next for the WCMS Robotics Team? Saturday, April 28th, they take flight once again to Louisville, Kentucky for the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship - VEX IQ Challenge Middle School Division. Coach Sholtis would like to thank the generous community sponsors who donated and helped the robotics team travel to the U.S. Open. The World Championship will be streamed LIVE, so you can see the entire event. Visit RobotEvents.com/VEXtv during the event to build your own custom webcast and live results screen!
The new VEX IQ Challenge field set-up will be unveiled at the end of the World Championship, so the RoboGators will immediately begin planning, designing, building, programming, and conquering the field with new robot ideas. Principal Dr. Darlene Tanner would like to congratulate the team on the success of their inaugural season.
Pictured Left to Right: Coach Sheila Sholtis, Noah B., Maddox G., Chaperone Lacey Gruver, Connor C., Brody J., and Volunteer Coach/Mentor George Gruver.