Come watch high school, middle school, and elementary school robotics teams from around the state compete head to head for a spot in the VEX Robotics Indiana State Championships. The Iron Pride Fall Qualifier is Saturday, November 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Syracuse Elementary School. In the VRC division high school and middle school robotics teams from around the state face each other in 2 vs 2 matches in an action packed competition called Tower Takeover. In the IQ division elementary and middle school teams two robots compete as an alliance in 60-second long teamwork challenge matches, working collaboratively to score points. The public is invited to see this exciting competition. No charge for admission.
Speedway Tower Takeover 2019 was a great experience for the Wawasee Iron Pride Robotics Team. Teams spent 2 days competing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with 55 teams from 7 states and Canada. Teams 574A (3-7), 574G (2-8), and 574H (3-6-1,) represented the Iron Pride well in the qualification rounds. 574D was chosen by 7701X from Zionsville and 574C chose 574F to ally and compete in the elimination rounds. All four of those teams faced off in the round of 16 in a hotly contested sea of green with 574C and 574F coming out on top.Teams C and F battled their way through the quarterfinals and went down by a narrow margin of one scoring object in the semifinals. Team 574D finished out their day by bringing home the Build Award, an award given to a team that has built a well-crafted and constructed robot that also shows a clear dedication to safety and attention to detail. Great job this weekend, Iron Pride! WE ARE GROOT!
Saturday was a great kickoff for the 2019-2020 Tower Takeover season for Iron Pride Robotics. Twenty four teams from around the state competed at Crown Point. All six of our teams were ranked in the top half of the field for alliance selection. All six teams made it into the quarterfinals. 574A and 574G made it through the round of 16 into the quarterfinals and 574H made it into the semifinals. 574C, 574D, and 574F all made it into the finals match with C and D coming out on top with a score of 33 to 5. Way to go, Iron Pride! WE ARE GROOT!
State tournament champion alliance
State tournament finalist alliance
2019 INDIANA STATE CHAMPIONS!!! 574C Centurion
Micah Rassi, Evan Rassi, Nick Murphy, Joe Kelsheimer
2019 Tournament Finalists 574D Immortal
Nathan Smith, Noah Beckner, Wesley Hays, Jack Collins, Cory Dunivan
2019 State Judges Award – 574J Xerxes
574E and 574C Tournament Champs
574E Tournament champs
Paul Scott, Jackson Coverstone, Connor Byrd
574C Robot Skills Champ, Tournament Champ, Design Award
574D Judges Award
574K Tournament Finalists
Norah Miller and Makenna Tharp
Tournament Champs 574C and 574D
Robot skills winner 574C
Wawasee’s 574C robotics team earned tournament finalist, skills championship, and amaze awards, battling in the state of Virginia against teams from 25 states Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26, during the Night at the Museum Invitational in Chantilly, Va.