Trobotics Team heads to State Competition

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One of the BCHS Trobotics team robots qualified for the state competition by earning the Excellence Award at the Warren Qualifying Competition over the Feb 21 weekend.

The Excellence Award is a judged award based upon ranking in the top eight seeds after the qualification rounds, ranking among the top teams in skills challenges, and performing well in an interview with the judges.

The team actually was knocked out of the competition early on Saturday after facing the number 1 seed in the first round of the tournament and losing in the quarterfinals.  As a result, they did not find out that they had won this judged award and thus qualified for state until the results were posted online on Monday!

There are 25 members on the BCHS Trobotics  team and four robots made by the club were in competition.  Four of the students were more closely involved in the creation of the robot that qualified for state.

Come watch the robot and the team as they compete in the state tournament on  March 7 at Warren Central High School.  The top 38 teams in the state will be present at this competition, and the BCHS robot will compete with them to earn 1 of 10 qualifying spots for the Worlds competition.

Congratulations Trobotics Team Members and adult mentors, BCHS teachers Gary Pritt and Amanda Horan and good luck at STATE!

State Competition Update: The team entered the state tournament as the #2 overall seed and finished as state semi-finalists. They lost by 1 point on the equivalent of a ‘buzzer-beater’, thus missing the opportunity to go the the world championship! Congratulations team, on your accomplishments.