First LEGO League Robotics Competition Held Saturday
Joe Denoyer - March 5, 2023 4:47 pm
The Liberal Recreation Department hosted the Annual Kansas Southwest Region First Lego League Championship. The event took place Saturday, March 4th 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 Superpowered part of the First Energize hosted by Qualcomm. Lego Teams constructed a robot from Lego’s, with a Project mission related to Energy . The students had been asked to research and solve real-problems related to Energy practices.
Winners on the day were:
Project Award – 1st Hugotrons 2nd Lipscomb County Brickalopes
Robot Design – 1st Stanton County Blockheads 2nd Satanta Indians
Core Values – 1st Boise City Battlecats 2nd Energycats
Robot Performance- 1st Satanta Indians 2nd Smiley Tribe
Overall Champion – Perryton Wizards of Technology-54901.
The overall winner will have the opportunity to compete in the Worlds Competition, June 9-11 at Worcester Massachusetts.
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.