VERSAILLES — Three Lego robotics teams from local schools will advance to district championship play following a tournament, Saturday, Nov. 11, hosted by Versailled High School, here.
Of the 20 teams who competed in the First Lego League Regional Qualifier, the Fort Loramie Robotics Club Thunderbots, the Hardin-Houston Wildbots and the Fort Loramie Robotics Club Hydrobots are among the six teams who will face other district winners, Jan. 13 at Bowling Green State University. District winners will then compete for state honors in February at the Nutter Center at Wright State Univeristy and those champs will move on to world competition in Detroit in April.
At Saturday’s tournament, the Thunderbots placed first; the Wildbots placed second and the Hydrobots placed third.
Teams from Marion Local, third; Van Wert, fourth; and Coldwater, fifth; will also advance to district competition.
Marcus Petitjean and Heidi Sherman, adviser and mentor, respectively, of the RoboRaiders from Russia Local Schools, won the Coach/Mentor Award. The Judges Award went to Hardin-Houston’s Wildbots 3. The New Bremen Blox & Botz captured the Local Spirit Award.
In addition to their sixth-place overall finish, the Hydrobots won awards for robot design and robot performance.
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