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VEX Robotics Teams Prepare for State
VEX Robotics Teams Prepare for State

Panther Robotics looks to Indiana VEX State, CREATE US Open and VEX Worlds following an extraordinary regular season

Clowes Commons was packed this past weekend as 39 Indiana teams competed in the final regular season tournament in Indiana. In addition to hosting a great event, several Panther Robotics teams also competed in the event.

  • Team 6842Z "PigPen" (Zach Phelps, Matthew Bender, Catherine Niculescu, Edward Hu) had another great day competing. They finished the qualification rounds in 4th place and were selected by 323Y "The Flux Capacitors" to join the #2 alliance. Team PigPen brought home another tournament champion trophy after making it through the elimination rounds.

Additionally, Zach and Matthew scored the highest driver skills score in the WORLD with an impressive 114. That, combined with their programming skills score places them First in the United States and Third in the World overall. This amazing performance almost guarantees them a spot in VEX Worlds.

  • Team 6842A "Aftershock" (Ellis Lacy, Olivia Weymuth) finished the qualification rounds in 17th place and was selected to join the #2 alliance with PigPen. Together they went on to win the tournament.
  • Team 6842V "Viper" (Christian Patrick, Matthew Gomez, Sullivan Watson) finished the qualification rounds in 30th place and was first pick of the 7th seed alliance. They were eliminated in the quarterfinals by PigPen and Aftershock.

Panther Robotics is proud to announce that all seven Panther Robotics teams have earned spots in the 2018 Indiana State Tournament and will spend the next few weeks preparing for an exciting day of robotics at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 10.

In addition to going to state, four of the seven Panther Robotics teams who earned the chance to compete at the CREATE US Open will be competing in Council Bluffs, Iowa during the last week of spring break. Competing at this event will be Team PigPen, The Borg, Team Stink Eye and Team Cobra Kai.

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