SW WA SkillsUSA Robotics Tourney results announced
February 2, 2023
Submitted by Ron Wright
Last Thursday afternoon teams from Naselle-Grays River Valley and Wahkiakum school districts traveled to Ilwaco to compete with teams from Ocean Beach SD for the right to represent SW WA at the SkilsUSA Mobile Robotic tourney in Tacoma. In this event, each team makes their best run to earn a score on moving and placing balls and blocks and cups, and maneuvering to correct parking places, culminating in a charge to the top of a "mountain." Once this was completed, we held a second competition where alliances of two robots competed against another alliance of two robots for the SW WA Robotics Challenge 2023. And then, not to be denied, some intrepid roboticists put their robots on the line in a Robot BattleBots melee. It was a robot fun fest!
SkillsUSA Mobile Robotics State Qualifiers: 1st Reagen and Cor from Wahkiakum, 2nd Lewis and Alia from NGRVSD, 3rd Julian and Korbyn from Ocean Beach.
2023 SW WA Robotics Challenge: 1st: Cor/Reagen and Klayton, 2nd: Lewis/Alia and Elijah, 3rd: Julian/Korbyn and Skyler/Gage.
2023 SW WA BattleBots: 1st: Julian and Korbyn. No other robots survived.
After the Mobile Robotics competition, Derek demonstrated his industrial model robot being prepared for next week's SkillUSA competition in Robotics Automation. There are many competitions being run by the SkillsUSA Career Technical Student organization. Connect with your local school district to find out more, or to help out.