Robotics 2020 - 2021 Season Update

A World Title for Parkside Robotics!
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Sportsmanship Award is given to a team who has earned the respect and admiration of the volunteers and other teams during the events. Students are courteous and respectful to everyone on and off the field. The team interacts with others in a spirit of friendly competition and cooperation. Students demonstrate teamwork and effective communication skills.

Both teams 45784D and 45784C gave their highest run in the whole season during the VEX World 2021 Live Remote Skills. Team D’s Colin Close (8th Grade)Tyler Mitchell (8th Grade) Ansh Rao (7th Grade), and Erik Wilikins (6th Grade) finished at 27th in Mars Division with a total of 76 points for both Autonomous and Drivers’ skills.

Team C’s Daniel Herman (7th Grade), Gavin Miller (7th Grade), Owen Baughman (6th Grade) and Eric Magnaye (6th Grade) finished 3rd in Mars Division with a total of 133 points for both Autonomous and Driver’s skills. On top of that, Team C also earned Parkside’s first World Title! They won the Sportsmanship Award.
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Well done Parkside Robotics!

A Big Shout-Out to Parkside Robotics! All 4 teams made it to States! However, they did not stop there, 45784C and 45784D made it to the 2021 VEX VRC World’s Championship!


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45784C: DaVinci’s Visionaries: Gavin Miller(7th Grade), Daniel Herman(7th Grade), Owen Baughman (6th Grade), and Eric Magnaye (6th Grade)    

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45784D: Archimedes’ Architects: Colin Close (8th Grade), Tyler Mitchell (8th Grade), Ansh Rao (7th Grade) and Erik Wilkins (6th Grade)

 

These two unique robots will compete virtually against other teams from all over the World! These students tirelessly designed their robot (whew! how many revisions?!), documented their work in their engineering notebook, built their robot (including all the different revisions), coded programs for their autonomous and practiced. They deserve to be celebrated! Great Job everyone. Parkside is rooting for you!

Congratulations Parkside Robotics for a job well done this season! It has been a tough year for all of us since we only conduct our sessions virtually, but the team was able to pull it through. We built 4 robots! Also, all 4 teams qualified to compete in the 2021 VEX VRC States Skills Challenge. This is our 4th consecutive year making it to States but our first time having all 4 teams making it. We have also garnered a few awards. Great Job!

Team 45784A: Edison’s Engineers

Ranked 28th in Virginia before States Competition

Joey Coleman, Shon Coney, Michael Morales, Luca Robles and Tyler Presgrave

Their robot can pick-up and shoot a ball.
2021 team A image of students participating in skills competition

Team 45784B: Newton’s Nerds

Phaelan Becker, JD Vaikasas, Warren Peterson, Adanta Lymas

Ranked 11th in Virginia before States Competition

They added a claw to their robot and can now push and pick up a ball. They also added a 5th wheel which allows it to drive sideways.

2021 team B image of students participating in skills competition

Team 45784C: DaVinci’s Visionaries

Gavin Miller, Daniel Herman, Owen Baughman, Eric Magnaye

Ranked 7th in Virginia before States Competition

Highest Autonomous score in Prince William County Schools Bracket

Their robot can pick up and shoot a ball.

2021 team C image of students participating in skills competition

Team 45784D: Archimedes’ Architects

Tyler Mitchell, Colin Close, Ansh Rao, Erik Wilkins

Ranked 15th in Virginia before States Competition

Their robot can pick up and shoot a ball.

2021 team D image of students participating in skills competition