LHS robotics team finishes 3rd in world championships

The Warlocks celebrate thier win at the Newton DivisionHere’s the latest article on the Warlocks Robotics team’s success at Atlanta:

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online – SCHOOLS: LHS robotics team finishes 3rd in world championships.

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3 comments on “LHS robotics team finishes 3rd in world championships
  1. M. Moretti says:

    Congratulations on a job well done! I see you partnered with Team 121 the Rhode Warriors (www.rhodewarrior.org) of Newport County, RI. They are a combined group from five small-town high schools from a semi-rural, but very scenic part of the state. They have a very impressive group of sponsors. I am assuming your third place finish was shared with them and the team from Connecticut.

    I checked the Nasa channel off and on during the days of the competition, but I didn’t catch anything.

  2. Al Gritzmacher says:

    Yes, I thought you’d find that interesting. And, yes all three teams in the alliance share the glory, so all three are the Division winner.

    It may seem trivial to an outsider, but each level of competition is quite an achievement. The nationals are like four simultaneous regional events with the winners of those going head-to-head at the final event in Einstein Field. Just getting there is an accomplishment.

    Winning a local regional was a dream come true to us. Winning a division at the national event was just more than we could have hoped for.

    Incidentally, we were very close to winning our second regional in Philadelphia, but were beaten by an alliance headed up by Team 365, MOE (Miracles Of Engineering, or The Miracle Workerz, a past National winner and National Chairmans Award winner) At the nationals, we played one match with them in the same alliance during elimination rounds and then had to beat their alliance in the quarter-finals to win. But despite that, we were all like old friends at the event. The same goes for many other teams we have gotten to know. The level of sportsmanship is higher than any ‘sport’ I know.

  3. M. Moretti says:

    I’m going to have to leave the RI natives a congratulatory note on their site. I haven’t seen anything on the local news about it. They deserve the pat on the back. It’s not like any of the “fancy” schools around here have accomplished any such thing.

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