On Saturday, January 25, the three robotics teams loaded the bus at 4 am to travel to Knox City to compete in the last practice round before the Central League final competition this Saturday, February 1 against 36 teams 1A-6A in the Lubbock area.
The team of Matthew Gonzalez, Ryan Langehennig, Emily Sanchez, Braden Williams, Edgar Villegas, and Isaiah Ybarra placed 1st overall. Their autonomous and driver controlled portions of the contest were outstanding. The drivers Matthew and Ryan made the robot impossible to beat, winning every round in a very convincing fashion.
The team of Blaise Sanchez, Alec Martinez, Mykah Davis, Sydney Escalante, and Ilea Landeros placed 6th overall. Their robot called Kevin performed very well. Drivers Blaise and Alec gave a very smooth performance.
The team of Angel Trujillo, Diego Sanchez, Jesus Landeros, Gavin Lynch, Aaron Gladden, and Wyatt Bryant ended up 23rd. The team did not have time to practice with their robot after extensive modifications were made Saturday morning. The team has been working after school this week to remedy the lack of practice problem. This robot now has attachments to allow it to be the only DC robot that can build towers above 2 layers on the foundation.
Naomi Sanchez (2019 DC Graduate) has been working with programmers Ryan Langehennig and Alan Lara to make the DC autonomous program the best in the league.
Parents and other interested DC citizens are encouraged to attend after school practices in the upstairs room and/or the competition on Saturday at the Lubbock High Cafeteria.
Hopefully our students will post pictures on our Facebook page “Robo Tics” soon.
“The continued support of our robotics teams is appreciated,” team coach Brad Friesen said.