The Robotics Team took a short road trip down to Richmond the weekend before Spring Break to compete in their second regional competition of the year. The team has worked hard since early January with a few ups and downs, including a near disqualification. Nonetheless, it all came down to their good sportsmanship and teamwork earning them the gold medal.
The competition was another regional competition held at VCU in Richmond. There were over 100 teams competing and the team was out of town for four days. The robotics competitions consist of multiple alliances made up of three teams playing soccer. However the soccer is played by the robots that each team built.
The George Mason High School Robotics Team was especially proud of their winch system on the robot.
Junior Kal Stankov said, "We spent most of the time in D.C. and Richmond trying to figure out the winch system. We ended up using it once, and it worked perfectly." Stankov continues, "It was worth it all along."
The team also put together a very elite group of individuals for the drive team. Seniors Pachu Chembukave, Johanna Ballou, Mathew Rollo, and David Kutchma were able to expertly maneuver the robot and score just enough goals to defeat the competition.
The team is proud of the silver medal they earned in D.C. and now they have one more medal to be happy about. They are hoping that this will give them enough momentum to win any upcoming competitions that they have been entered into.
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