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Turpin Turpinators Headed Back to World’s

Joe Denoyer - March 24, 2019 1:27 pm

The Mid America Air Museum hosted the Annual Kansas Southwest Region First Lego League Championship. The event  took place Saturday, March 23rd.

Teams from Oklahoma, Kansas,  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 “Into Orbit”. Lego Teams constructed a robot from Lego’s, with a Project mission related to Space. The students had been asked to research and solve real-world problems in outer space. Winners on the day were:

Project Award – 1st Shattuck OK, 2nd Hugoton Team 2

Robot Design – 1st Gruver TX Shockwave 2nd Tyrone Cosmocats

Core Values – 1st Slapout OK, 2nd Tyrone Orbocats

Robot Performance – 1st Tyrone Cosmocats, 2nd Leedy Robotics

Overall Champion – Turpin Turpinators

Turpin Turpinators will be next competing in the World Competition 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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