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“Hydro Cats” Headed to World Robotics Competition

Joe Denoyer - March 26, 2018 4:42 pm

The Mid America Air museum hosted the Annual Kansas Southwest Region First Lego League Championship. The event will took place Saturday, March 24th.

Teams from Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Texas competed in this Robotics Competition. During the morning hours, the teams made presentations before a panel of judges and fine tuned their robots on practice tables for the afternoon table competition.

The theme for this years event was “Hydro Dynamicss”. Lego Teams constructed a robot from Lego’s, with a Project mission to  move, transsfer and make water available for everyone. The students had been asked to research and solve real-world problems dealing with water related issues. Winners on the day were:

Project Award – 1st Slapout OK, 2nd Yarbrough OK

Robot Design – 1st Pratt Skyline School, 2nd Leedy OKl

Core Values – 1st Turpin OK, 2nd Wynoka OK

Robot Performance – 1st Tyrone, 2nd Beaver OK

Overall Champion – Tyrone OK

Tyrone “Hydro Cats” will be next competing in the World Competition April 20-22 in Houston TX.

The event took over 70 volunteers to put on, and over 700 people were in attendance at the tournament.

The Junior Lego League competed in the morning.

 

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