The State VEX Robotics Championship was held this past Saturday. There were 43 teams that competed, including 6 teams from the Bosque Robotics program. The 20 Bobcats that participated were split into five middle school teams and one upper school team.
The teams were tasked with stacking and placing cubes in towers on a 12x12 field. They were given 15 seconds of autonomous-programmed time, and 1:45 seconds of driver-controlled time for a total of 2 minutes per match. Teams were allied in pairs, with four robots on the field at a time. The high school team, all juniors, ranked 6th overall and made it into the quarterfinals before being eliminated. Their team, named “Water Hazard,” is made up of Myles, Silas, Will, Kai, and Felix.
This was the last competition of the year for our Bosque Robotics teams. “All of our teams worked hard throughout the season and learned a lot,” said Bosque’s Robotics program director and Middle School head coach, Tom Allen.
The "Boogie Bots" 8th grade Robotics team is headed to the World Championships in Louisville, KY, in April. Congratulations to Riley '24, JT '24, Abby '24. Bosque 8th grader, Rowan, also participated in the competition as a part of another team. His team placed 5th place overall and 5th in the Skills Challenge. He also earned the Excellence Award—the highest award that VEX can give. As a result of this award, Rowan will now move on to compete in the World Championship in Louisville, KY, in April. This will be the second consecutive year he will be participating in the championship.
"I am so honored to have gotten this award and to be attending the VEX World Championship for the second year in a row. It is a mesmerizing experience to walk into the World Championship, and be united with so many teams that care about robotics as much as I do. I appreciate the support and words of encouragement I have gotten from the VEX community. Competing against other teams (high school and middle school) forces me to work harder and strategize better, both of which are important to long-term goals." ~Rowan ‘24