Robotics Team competes for a chance to qualify for State

RPA Robotics has been busy lately, recently competing in the league championship with over 20 teams from around the state. Results from the league competition determines who goes to the State Tournament in March.

The league championship started out with five rounds to determine team rank within participating teams in the tournament. Once ranks were determined, there was an alliance draft in which the top four teams picked two teams to join them in the single-elimination bracket. One of the RPA teams ended up being the fourth captain to lead their alliance into the semifinals.

“It was brutal competition, with many very creative and well designed robots making it to the top of the rankings,” said John Hughes, Robotics instructor.

Hughes said that RPA teams are unlikely to qualify for State but they represented RPA exceptionally well. “Both teams demonstrated¬† gracious professionalism (one of the pillars of FIRST Robotics), grit, and compassion for their teammates and competitors. It was an incredible experience for all of us,” Hughes said.

RPA Robotics Team Members

Bliss Louvar – 10th
Grey Louvar Р11th
Jackson Patron – 11th
Alex Larson – 10th
Alejandro Garza – 12th
Alyssa Walker -12th
Benjamin Barrie – 11th
Niysa Gast – 12th
Bodie Dachtler – 11th
Damien Hinman – 10th
Ryder Byrnes – 11th
Noah Eisbach – 10th
Johan Jeffrey – 9th

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