On the first weekend of November, Panther Robotics had 5 teams competing against 41 other middle and high school teams from around the state at the Jay Noblesville Classic.
Team 6842Z "PigPen" (Zach Phelps, Humza Raza, Catherine Niculescu, Edward Hu) dominated again, going 7-0 in the Qualifying Round and entering the Elimination Round as the #1 seed. Joining them was Team 6842B "The Borg" (Thomas Allen, Aakrit Mehrotra, Alex Ward, Jathan Pai) and their friends from The Flux Capacitors. Ultimately, they were crowned Tournament Champions.
Team 6842V "Viper" (Christian Patrick) had an exciting day also finishing 7-0 in the qualifying round and entered the elimination round as the #2 seed. He finished in a very respectable third place. In fact, this was his very first VEX competition.
Team 6842C "Cobra Kai" (Alexander Boeckmann, Tucker Hoskins, Daniel de Dios, Sragvee Atluri) went 5-2 and finished in the #8 spot. They were selected to the #6 alliance and made it to the quarterfinals. For a new team, they are quickly making a name for themselves as fierce competitors.
PigPen also won the Driving and Programming Skills Championship.