BHS Robotics Team wins big at district event

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:09am
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Bainbridge High School’s Spartronics Team 4915 earned the title of District Event Champions after winning the FIRST Robotics Competition last weekend at Auburn Mountainview High School.

Finishing qualifying matches with a 10-2 record, Spartronics was ranked No. 1 out of 40 teams at the end of regular competition — a first in the team’s history.

“HELIOS was the star of the competition as the best shooting robot at the event,” said Spartronics Coach Enrique Chee, a Physics and Robotics teacher at BHS.

“Our Drive Team of Clio Batali, Alex Larson Freeman, Will Hobbs, Jon Coonan and Lucas Rininger did an amazing job and kept it together despite several challenges that caused last minute, nail-biting drama to get the robot ready for action during the Finals,” Chee added.

Spartronics was also awarded the highly coveted FIRST Robotics “Engineering Inspiration Award.” The award is in recognition of the outreach and marketing efforts by the team.

A community open house is coming up from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Bainbridge High School. Aside from a live demo of the team’s new robot, HELIOS, visitors can also see demonstrations by the FTC (the middle school robotics team) and FIRST Lego League teams, the Spartronics’ design process and more.

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