GW Robotics Team Qualifies for FIRST World Championships

GW Robotics Team Qualifies for FIRST World Championships
April 3, 2019 GWHS

GW Robotics Team Qualifies for FIRST World Championships


George’s robotics team, better known as team 1410 “The Kraken,” focuses on promoting student leadership and knowledge in STEM fields. Earlier this month, the team traveled to Oklahoma to compete in the 2019 Oklahoma Regional. They seeded 6th, pulled off two upsets in the elimination rounds, and brought the finals to a tiebreaker. Along with competing in finals, the team won the Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation, the first mechanical award in their history. Their competitive success led them to qualify for the FIRST World Championships in Houston.

The team also attended the Colorado Regional and won, double qualifying them for the FIRST World Championships. In addition to this success, they were voted the 15th best robot in the world to compete that week. Their competitive success has aided them with being more recognized not just at George, but across the nation, and even the world. Let’s wish them good luck as they prepare to compete in Houston this coming April.

Make sure to congratulate the GW students who are participating in robotics this build season, including:

Ahmed Abdel-Hafiz
Emerson Smith
Fyodor Ionikh
Max Fuentes
Max Jacobson
Nathan Tamkin
Sebastian Wiedenhoeft
Syila Herrera
Aidan Wood
Alexander Flores
Elijah Pliskin
Francine Wright
Raymond Hernandez
Ruomu Zhang
Brandon Holleman
Cian Capacci
Jonah Williams
Liam Adler-Pollock
Lucas Taliaferro
Maia Chapin
Mason Snyder
Nalia Santiago
Randy Ngo
Zehariah Oginsky
Charlie Weil
Diego Olin
Eli Valore-Caplan
Helen DuPree
Jonathan Bateman

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