The Liberal Recreation Department hosted the Annual Kansas Southwest Region First Lego League Championship. The event  took place Saturday, March 27th at the Seward County Activity Center.

Teams from Oklahoma,  Texas, and Kansas 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 ” Star Wars Solving Real City Problems”. Lego Teams constructed a robot from Lego’s, with a Project mission related to  Cities. The students had been asked to research and solve real-problems related to Cities. Winners on the day were:

Project Award – 1st Boise City Battlecats, 2nd Turpin Turpinators Black

Robot Design – 1st  Perryton Wizards of Technology 2nd Vici Outlaws

Core Values – 1st Fellowship Baptist Robofalcons #2, 2nd Hugoton Blockbusters

Robot Performance – 1st Leedy Robotics 2nd Arnette Robocats

Overall Champion – Perryton Wizards of Technology

The event took over 70 volunteers to put on, and over 1000 people were in attendance at the tournament.

The Junior Lego League competed in the morning.