Mount Vernon Robotics Team is World Championship Bound!



The Mount Vernon Robotics Team is in its 3rd year of the Vex Robotics Competition program, with two new teams added to the High School this year. In 3 short years, the students have grown tremendously in their understanding of the engineering process, skills in strategy, and ability to articulate the reason behind their choices. Every year the gameplay changes, so students have to design, build, code, test and continually improve a robot capable of playing all of the game elements while meeting all rules or criteria. The Vex Robotics game is Tipping Point played on a 12 foot by 12 foot Field this season. The game’s object is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Scoring Rings, moving Mobile Goals to Alliance Home Zones, and Elevating on Platforms at the end of a Match. Alliances consist of two robots on the Red Alliance versus two robots on the Blue Alliance.

 

This season the MV Robotics Team had some incredible triumphs. Team 43050A (MS), consisting of all first-year members, came away with the Judges Award at the Loudonville Vex Robotics Competition Tipping Point Qualifier. Team 43050B (MS) was awarded the Design Award at the Highland Blended Holiday Qualifier and the US Army Blended Tipping Point Tournament. They became Tournament Champions at the Highland VRC Middle School Qualifier. All three of these awards qualified them for the State Championship. Team 43050C (MS) earned the Judges Award at the Highland Blended Holiday Qualifier and Tournament Champions allianced with the B Team at the Highland VRC Middle School Qualifier, which also qualified them for the State Championship. Team 43050E (MS) won the Excellence Award at the Mount Vernon Energy Field House VRC Blended Tipping Point Qualifier, sending them to the State Championship. Team 43050Z (HS) earned a spot at State for their Skills Ranking, and Team 43050Y improved throughout the season using several rebuilds to meet the game’s challenges.

 

While competing at the 2022 Middle School Ohio Vex Robotics State Championship, Team 43050E qualified into the Elimination tournament and fought hard through the Round of 16. Team 43050B and 43050C became Alliance Partners going into the Elimination Tournament. They blasted through the Round of 16, Quarterfinals, Semi-Finals, and qualified for the 2022 Middle School Vex Robotics Competition World’s Championship in Dallas, Texas, May 3rd through May 7th. Team 43050Z battled through the Qualifiers at the 2022 High School Ohio Vex Robotics Competition State Championship and ranked in the top 25 in Skills. The 2022 Middle School Vex Robotics Competition World’s Championship on May 3rd through May 7th will be Live Streamed. Check back for a detailed schedule of the MV Robotics Team matches and the Live Stream Links.

Mount Vernon Middle School Robotics Teams

Team  #43050A
Loudonville HS VEX VRC “Tipping Point” Qualifier; Loudonville, OH Judges Award
Elizabeth Lebold (8th Grader) Captain & Engineering Notebook Recorder
Maddox Rice (8th Grader) Builder & Driver
Dallas Krabill (8th Grader) Builder
Amanda Misarti (7th Grader) Coder & Scout
Alex Kladias (7th Grader) Builder & Scout

Team  #43050B
Highland VRC Blended Holiday Qualifier; Sparta, Ohio Design Award (State Qualifying)
US Army VRC Blended Tipping Point Tournament; Norwalk, Ohio Design Award (State Qualifying)
Highland VRC Middle School Qualifier; Sparta, Ohio Tournament Champions (State Qualifying)
Mason Chesnut (8th Grader) Captain, Head Builder & Driver
Isabella Sherman (8th Grader) Coder
Natasha Jost (8th Grader) Engineering Notebook Recorder & Scout

Team  #43050C
Highland VRC Blended Holiday Qualifier; Sparta, Ohio Judges Award
Highland VRC Middle School Qualifier; Sparta, Ohio Tournament Champions (State Qualifying)
Aspen McMahon (8th Grader) Captain & Head Builder
Lily Grace (8th Grader) Engineering Notebook Recorder
Shaun Barlow (7th Grader) Builder
Carsten Hahn (7th Grader) Driver, Scout
Nathan Hofferberth (7th Grader) Coder

Team  #43050E
Mount Vernon Energy Field House VRC Blended Tipping Point Qualifier, Mount Vernon OH Excellence Award (State Qualifying)
Grant Mesarchik (8th Grader) Captain, Head Builder
Sala Glandon (8th Grader) Head Engineering Notebook Recorder, Scout & Assistant to Coach
Ben Henricksen (8th Grader) Head Coder
Myla Miller (7th Grader) Coder
Megan Packard (7th Grader) Builder
Hailey Waibel (7th Grader) Builder & Engineering Notebook Recorder

Mount Vernon High School Robotics Team

 

Team  #43050Y
McKinley Figurski (10th Grader) Captain, Engineering Notebook Recorder & Scout
Cabe Armstrong (10th Grader) Coder & Builder
Tyler Ing (9th Grader) Builder & Driver
Christopher Hawthorn (9th Grader) Builder
Brady Wiles (9th Grader) Coder

Team  #43050Z
Highland VRC High School Qualifier; Sparta, Ohio State Qualifying Skills Ranking
Sophia Zoldak (11th Grader) Captain, Engineering Notebook Recorder & Head Scout
Austin Anderson (9th Grader) Builder, Scout & Coder
Sawyer Boggs (9th Grader) Head Coder
Hunter Thompson (9th Grader) Head Builder
Simon Peterson (9th Grader) Driver

 

Information courtesy of Mount Vernon City Schools