Travis Robotics Takes First Place and Advances to Regional Championship
The Travis robotics team, Iron Reign, competed in the First Lego League Regional (FLL) Qualifier at UTA on December 3rd. Over 30 teams competed to win one of 10 invitations to the Regional Championship Tournament on January 21st. Iron Reign earned one of those invitations and also won the first place trophy in one of the three judged events (Project) for their robotic salad bar concept. More info about FLL and this year's Food Factor challenge can be found here.
The team consists of ten Travis students in grades four through seven. Seven students returned from last year's rookie team. The team: Jayesh Sharma, Max Virani, Griffith Samore, Caitlin Rogers, Tycho Virani, Trace Hamada, Evan Daane, Ethan Helfman, Alexander Canright and Aiden Helfman.
The Regional Championship, co-hosted by the Museum of Nature and Science and The Hockaday School, takes place on January 21st at the Hockaday campus. Fifty teams, ten from each of five qualifiers, are expected to comptete. Visitors are welcome. The judged events are held behind closed doors, but the Robot Game (robotic tabletop challenges) is public and held throughout the day. Each team will have at least 3 public matches. More information will be posted here shortly before the tournament.
Front Row: Trace Hamada, Ethan Helfman, Tycho Virani, Aiden Helfman, Evan Daane, Griffith Samore, Alexander Canright
Back Row: Coach Karim, Jayesh Sharma, Caitlin Rogers, Coach Cathy, Max Virani