Cain Middle School Students Compete at VEX Robotics Competition


Two teams from Cain competed this past weekend at the Rockwall-Heath VEX robotics competition.   This year’s challenge, called “Nothing But Net”, is to design and build robots that drive, pick-up, and shoot 4” hard foam balls into high and low goals.   Teams compete in alliances of 2 robots and try to outscore their opponents through a series of qualification and elimination rounds.

Team 3310E, “Elite Bots” (Grant D., Sydney H., Gabriel R., Zohar S., and Bailey W.), made an impressive appearance after only working on their robot for 3 weeks.   They continued to improve their robot throughout the competition and were picked as 1 of 12 teams to go into the elimination rounds.  Their competition run ended in the quarter finals but their fire within has been lit!  With just a few adjustments they will certainly be a contender at the next competition.

Team 3310B, “R3 Medic” (Meridith A., Eric T., Dan S., Izzy B. and Codi C.), built a solid performing machine with a consistent shooter.  The robot was able to able to shoot balls “full court” from the loading zone which greatly enhanced its scoring potential.    The team went undefeated through the qualification rounds and they picked a top team from Greenville, TX as their alliance partner for the elimination rounds.   The alliance partners worked very well together went on to win the competition!

Team 3310B also won the Excellence and Build awards in the judged portion of the competition.

Special thanks to the RHHS Black Hawk Robotics team for hosting and running the event. The high school team did a first class job!

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