Monday, April 7, 2014

Robo Knights Score Big at U.S. Open National Robotics Competition

This past weekend, April 3 through 5, the Mount Michael Robotics teams did extremely well at the U.S. Open National Robotics Competition here in Omaha.  Teams came from as far as Hawaii and New Jersey to compete.

The Talladega Knights,  with team members Chase Goddard, John Beckman, and Leo McGrath made it to the semi finals in the Open Division.  

The Knight Shift, with team members Nick Huetter, Michael Ford, and Aaron Meyers made it to finals and finished second in their Vex Division. 

The Knights of the Round, with team members Drew Goddard and Reilly Jackson made it to the finals and finished second in the Open Division.  Drew and Reilly were also given an additional  award, as they won the Driver's Skills Champion of the Open Division.

Nick Huetter will be competing at the Vex World's Competition at the end of April in Anaheim, California.

It should also be noted, that the first place winners of the Middle School Division in the U. S. Open were Nolan Huetter, younger brother of Nick Huetter '17, from St. Patrick's in Elkhorn, and his teammate Lukas Williams from Omaha Christ the King.  They will both be attending Mount Michael next year as members of the class of 2018.  
Information & Photos provided by Lisa Jackson