The Woodbridge Senior High School (WSHS) Robotics Team has now qualified for the World Tournament for the sixth year in a row.
On February 17 and 18, the team participated in the Virginia VEX Robotics State Championships. This year WSHS sent eight of their nine teams to this state tournament, and 48 teams from all over Virginia competed.
In order to get to the state level competition, the WSHS robotics teams had to compete in five regional competitions.
More on how the WSHS teams fared at state competition:
Four of Woodbridge Senior High Schools eight robots got through the round robin qualifiers and continued to compete in the playoffs for the title.
In the end, Woodbridge Senior High School Team D made it to the finals on an alliance with Team 180 from Haymarket and 6603H from Patriot High School. They lost in the finals to an alliance made up of Team 8086A and 6740B from Glenn Allen, and 46C from Seton Junior-Senior High School but still placed high enough to earn spots to the world tournament.
Team 1575D captained by Anders Hansen and team members Bella Ortiz-Miller, Ryan Oubre, John Weidley, Emily Nolan, Alyssa Ehlers, and Tiffany Ha, finished as Tournament Finalists. Team 1575X captained by Andrew Tsai and Team members Skylar Matsuda, Daniel Diaz, Kayla Yarbrough, Hannah Morilak, Skylar Petty, James Tsai, and Eric Spanbaur won the Community Award for making a concerted effort to raise support in their community for technology education programs.
Team 1575X and Team B Captained by Michael Griese and team members Ryan Crow, Savannah Brown, Sean Zylich, Arran Scaife, Katyana Russell, and Mesgana Dinare earned a spot to the world tournament for having the Robotics Skills highest point total overall in the state for the season for teams that didn’t qualify for worlds in another way.
The winning teams will be taking three robots to compete in the VEX World Robotics Championships in Kentucky this year, April 19 to the 22. They will be competing with more than 540 teams from around the world.