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SWOSU Hosting Robotics State Championship on February 22

Robotics StateOver 400 students from 40 Oklahoma schools are participating in a robotics competition this Saturday, February 22, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.


Over 400 students from 40 Oklahoma schools will participate in the 11th annual First Tech Challenge Robotics statewide championship this Saturday, February 22, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

This year’s game, SKYSTONE presented by Qualcomm, is a Star Wars themed event. Madeline Baugher, one of the organizers, said humans and droid allies work together to build a better world as citizens of the galaxy. Teams will cooperate and compete to raise buildings for a new city.

The students in grades 7-12 have to design, build and program a robot to move blocks from the construction zone to the building zone under skybridges.  They create a structure that pushes into the skies to build a superstructure of the future.  Each team will participate in six timed qualifying events. Eight teams will be selected to compete in the finals tournament.

The public is invited to view competition matches from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Cellular Event Center (PCEC) on the SWOSU campus. Admission is free.

“This is exciting to see the unique and innovative designs of over 400 students,” Baugher said. “It will be a fun-filled activity.”

 Participating teams include:

Name

City

M.I.T (Muskogee's Innovative Team)

Muskogee

Y-Not Robots

Ada

LIGHTSABERS

Oklahoma City

Warrior Bots

Okarche

RoboComets

Tulsa

Commandobots

Tulsa

Team Medusa

Newcastle

Radical Robotics

Mustang

Monsters of Mechanics

Mustang

The Bazinga Project

Broken Arrow

BC Robocats

Blanchard

The Lab Rats

Newcastle

System Overload

Frederick

CADFish

Oklahoma City

Cybernetics

Frederick

BearBotics

Noble

Project Peacock

Tulsa

The Level Ups

Blanchard

Atomic Gears

Shawnee

Merritt Oilers

Elk City

The Midnight Ostrich Runners

Broken Arrow

Wyldcats

Chouteau

Mouse Spit

Tulsa

Revolutionary Robots

Oklahoma City

Prototypes

Newcastle

Irish Steel

Oklahoma City

Null Sector

Coleman

Turpinators

Turpin

Project Agnizab

Broken Arrow

Grove Middle School

Grove

Staticats

Checotah

Milburn Robotics Club

Milburn

inside joke

Tulsa

Leviathan Robotics

Tulsa

Crossings Beta

Oklahoma City

Chargers

Tulsa

Absolute Zero

Shawnee

Qauntum

Broken Arrow

bison bison

Oklahoma City

Dove Science Rookies

Oklahoma City