Panther Robotics had 6 teams competing against 33 other middle and high school teams from around the state on November 18th.
Team 6842C "Cobra Kai" (Alexander Boeckmann, Tucker Hoskins, Daniel de Dios, Sragvee Atluri) went 6 - 0 and finished in the #2 spot and had a great showing throughout the elimination rounds.
Team 6842Z "PigPen" (Zach Phelps, Humza Raza, Catherine Niculescu, Edward Hu) dominated again, going 6-0 in the Qualifying Round and entering the Elimination Round as the #3 seed and were picked by the Bow Tie Bot from Triton Central for the #1 position. Ultimately, they were crowned Tournament Champions (the fourth Tournament Championship in a row).
Team 6842V "Viper" (Christian Patrick, Drew Pisacane) had an exciting day also finishing 6-0 in the qualifying round and entered the elimination round as the #3 seed and ended up going all the way to the finals to battle PigPen. It was a hard battle and Viper finished in a very respectable second place.
Team 6742B “The Borg” (Thomas Allen, Aakrit Mehrotra, Alex Ward, Jathan Pai) did well also finishing 4-2 in the qualifying round and making it to the semi-finals
Team 6842W “War Dogs” (Sullivan Watson) went 1 – 5 and was picked to play in the elimination rounds.
Team 6842Y “Stink Eye” (Yash Dandamudi, Matthew Gomez, Matthew Bender) experienced two motor failures and went 0-6 and finished at the bottom of the pack. They were thrilled to also be picked to play in the final rounds.
PigPen also won the Driving and Programming Skills Championship and the Excellence Award.
Next weekend two Panther Robotics teams will compete at Anderson University’s In the Zone Tournament.