Loudonville Robotics Team Headed Back To World Tournament

  • 3/19/2019 3:47:47 PM
  • Jenna Ramolt
  • Local News

LOUDONVILLE, OH - For the third time in only four years, the Loudonville Robotics Team is sending a group of students from Loudonville High School the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship.

The competition is being held in Lousville, Kentucky this April. The VEX Robotics World Championship brings together the best teams from around the globe to put their skills to the test. Robots are designed, coded, built, and driven by students in a competetive task-based game, and qualifying for the World Championship is a huge accomplishment. According to Robotics Instructor and teacher Josh Miller, there will be 500 teams competing there in April.

Team 598A will be one of those competing. Co-captains Arik Sulser and Casey Rush, along with Logan Baumberger, Anthony Cawrse, and Derek Fisher, earned their spot at the World Championship when they placed 7th at the state level earlier this month. They were able to beat 493 robotics teams at the state level with a nearly brand new team, as many of their students had graduated last year.

Team 598B, the school's all-girl robotics team, also put up a good fight in the state competition and hope to improve enough to make it to the World Championship in 2020.

"To see kids have the grit that it takes to come in every day for a robotics period, after school, during PT conferences, after sports practice, on weekends, in the evenings...and they are putting the energy into preparing these robots and doing the very best they can, that's all you want as an adult in the classroom, especially at the high school level, is to see their dedication and interest, and that shows for sure," said Miller.

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