US Robotics Teams Advance to the State Championships

By Head Coach George Austin
I am thrilled to announce that on Saturday, both Parker FTC Robotics teams joined forces to win the Chicago League Tournament we hosted at Parker. On top of winning on the field, the rookie team won the Design Award and the veteran team won the Control Award for their coding for their robot. As extra icing on the cake, in the final rounds, the Parker teams formed an alliance to beat the alliance formed by Latin and Walter Payton schools. Both Parker teams earned the chance to move on to the State Championships on Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25 in Elgin. Please join me in congratulating the students and mentors:

Rookie Team, 9410, Frank’s Garage:
Daniel Chang, Spencer Koh, Erik Lazarre, Dhruv Moorthy, Nash Oliphant, Max Satterfield, Chase Wayland

Veteran Team, 3507, Robotheosis:
Jack Adee, Victoria Batts, Alex Chaouki, Ethan Farkas, Lincoln Hamid, Timo JW Kiep, Grant Koh, Alberto Rojas-Arnello, Shade Rothkopf, Judah Solomon, Elias Terman, Warner Vance 

Mentors for both teams:
Drew Danda, Michael Elman, Mike Johnson, Devyn Keeney

You can also check out this album for more photos and videos of the event.

Thanks to everyone at Parker for helping to make it possible for us to host the event. We couldn't have been so successful without all your support.

Go Robotic Colonels!
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