Huntington County Robotics Team Wins Archimedes Title at World Competition
May 2, 2016
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Date: May 1, 2016 at 8:45:33 PM EDT
Subject: Team1501: World Champion Archimedes Division Winners!
This weekend, the Huntington County 4-H Robotics Team, Team 1501 T.H.R.U.S.T., traveled to St. Louis, where they competed with over 600 teams from 24 countries for the title of the world champion.
At the championship, there are eight playing fields leading into a championship field. Each of the playing fields are named after various scientists, with Einstein being the final championship field. The winner from each of the eight playing fields plays on the prestigious field of Einstein.
The Huntington County 4-H Robotics Team was victorious on their field, named Archimedes. Their advancement allowed the team to continue to Einstein.From the eleven Indiana teams in attendance team 1501 T.H.R.U.S.T. was the only victorious team to advance to Einstein. It had been eight long years since an Indiana team has advanced this far.
After 125 qualification matches, Team 1501 T.H.R.U.S.T. seeded first in their field and also hold
the high score for their field of Archimedes and the 4th highest score in the world. The competition was tough on Einstein and they fell in the quarterfinals by a mere 12 points. However, Team 1501 T.H.R.U.S.T. returns home with the Archimedes world sub-division gold medal and a ranking of number seven out of over 3100 world wide teams.
The students would like to thank all their sponsors, and many local businesses in Huntington who made it possible for these fine young people to attend world championship 2016.
Huntington County 4-H Robotics empowers young minds in our community with engineering, business and leadership knowledge in order to gain scientific and problem solving skills for use in their future endeavors. Through our 4-H special interest group, students will learn how to construct a competitive robot through engineering design and hands on building. Students will also have the opportunity to operate our student driven team in a business environment following the ideas of FIRST.