Robotics qualifies for World competition

| April 7, 2017

By Dominick Jayassi |

Roosevelt’s small team of only six people overcame adversity to earn second place in the FIRST FRC robotics competition last weekend and have now qualified to go to the World Competition on April 19-22 in Houston.

The robotics team celebrates their win qualifying them for World Competition. Courtesy Photo

“I don’t think anybody really expects it when something big like this happens, you sorta think you would do decently or good enough,” said senior Erick Sifuentes, one member of the Robotics team.

The team is made up of Sifuentes, Jason Conklin, Jacob Morse, Daniel Atkinson, Andrew Luna,  and Travis Byrd.

The robot that they build must achieve certain objectives like moving blocks or climbing up small walls, all while managing to stay together. Parts can cost up to $10,000 and the robot must be a certain size.

“Everyone was ecstatic and I think we are all so lucky to have an opportunity like this,” Sifuentes said.

 

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