Saturday, October 31, 2020

Carroll Robotics Battles It Out At VEX Tournament

On Saturday, Carroll Robotics brought all ten of their VEX Robotics teams to compete against thirty five other North Texas teams at Berkner High School.  All of the Carroll Robotics teams performed well and the program received many accolades and awards.

Team 7110W won the Design Award for their professional design approach in addition to winning the entire tournament. Only three teams can win the tournament each competition; this is an accomplishment that qualifies 7110W for State.

Team 7110A had a perfect performance in the qualifying matches with seven wins and zero losses. They won the Create Award for successfully designing a plexiglass passive intake to pick up objects while other teams used a motor and claw. 7110A has already secured a spot at state by qualifying in previous competitions.

Team 7110B was highly successful in the Skills Challenge: a mini-competition where a single team scores as many points as they can on an empty field rather than competing with other robots. They scored 102 points in the driver skills portion, which was their robot’s highest potential score in the 60 second allotted time. 7110B came in second place for the Skills Challenge, more than likely qualifying them for the state competition as well.

Team 7110E, who is also already qualified for state, was awarded the Amaze Award for their well-rounded and top performing robot.

The State Competition will be held on February 24, in Greenville, TX.  Teams 7110A, 7110E and 7110W have already qualified to compete.  Additional state invitations will be sent out by Wednesday, February 14 and several more Carroll Robotics teams are expected to qualify.