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WIS announces top performance in VEX Robotics World Championship

WIS Robotics Team

Westchester Intermediate School (WIS) Robotics had eight amazing teams qualify for the prestigious VEX Robotics World Championship. They were among 1,600 teams and 8,600 students from the United States and 30 countries from around the World that participated in the May competition.

Locally, the Remote VEX Robotics World Championship was held at WIS for part of each day's competition.  Eight WIS teams competed in the Live Remote Skills Division which included three runs of driver's skills and three runs of coding skills. Here's a quick summary of the top performances among the WIS teams:

Team C had the highest driver skills run with 104 points. Team C members include Andrew Klootwyk, Vance Gaston, and Colton Beckwith.

Team E had the highest coding skills run with 38 points.  The group also had the highest combined total driver and coding with 110 points. Team E members include Danny Cain, Emmet Burkus, Michael Ward, and Matthew Balhoff.

Team G won the Design Award in the Mars Division. This award goes to the team with the most effective and efficient robot design process. Team G members are Allison Klootwyk, Lily Linsemeyer, Rosemary Hundt, and Riley Rodriguez.

Team B won the Create Award in the Venus Division. This award goes to the team with the most creative engineering solution to solve the year’s challenge. Team B members are Brady McWhirter, Macie Kania, Elizabeth Dodds, and Alina Micchia.

The following teams also performed well during the event: 

Team A members include Ava Bozak, Michael Izguerra, Nicholas Jakel, Christian Keene, and Lela Ragnone.

Team D members include JP White, Adam Tenbarge, Finn McCready, and Eva Capodice.

Team F members include Isaiah Prater, Drew Reagor, Maddy Ronstadt, Elizabeth Uehling, and Aly Malinovsky.

Team J members include Liam Crum, Nolan Marin, and Zach Erwin.

Westchester Robotics is coached by Miss Kaitlyn Toweson, Mr. Brad Sweet, and Mrs. Kari Balon. "We are incredibly proud of all the WIS teams for what they were able to accomplish during the unprecedented 2020-2021 robotics competition season," said Toweson. We recognize that the members did their best to meet their individual team's expectations."