Aledo’s competitive high school robotics teams hosted the largest event of the regular season at the Daniel Ninth Grade Center on Saturday, Jan. 21, when 33 teams from North Texas participated in a day-long FIRST Tech Challenge Power Play competition.
Teams made a presentation to a panel of judges summarizing their team’s engineering and outreach activities in the morning, and then played in head to head matches for the rest of the day.
In addition to hosting, the Aledo teams also participated in the competition. All of the teams performed very well both on and off the field. Teams 20325, Maximum Resistance, and 9161, Overload, scored highly enough to advance to the semi-final rounds of the competition.
Team 9161 received second place for the Design Award and third place for the Innovate Award. Team 20325 earned first place for the Control Award and third place for the Think Award. Team 6566, Circuit Breakers, was awarded third place in the Connect Award category.
All teams competed at the Semi-Regional Tournament in Arlington on Feb. 18.
Team 20325, Maximum Resistance finished fifth out of 40 teams and captained a semi-finals alliance. They were also awarded the second place Innovate award for their robot design.
Aledo’s competitive high school robotics teams hosted 33 teams from North Texas in a day-long FIRST Tech Challenge Power Play competition.
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