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FIRST Robotics Wins 7th Place and Invitation to World Championship
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Monday, April 09, 2018
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FIRST Robotics Competitions are "the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and design, build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get."

For the better part of Spring Break, Coaches Rager and Millinor accompanied eight dedicated robotics team members to the University of Georgia for the FIRST Robotics State Championships. The LSHS LeoTechs had a remarkable showing, performing better than they ever have before. After 90 qualification matches, the LeoTechs were one of 8 alliance captains, guaranteeing a trip to the quarterfinals. With their two alliance members, the Circuit Runners (from Wheeler HS) and Kell Robotics (from a variety of West and North Cobb County Schools), the LeoTech's 6th ranked alliance crushed the 3rd ranked alliance with two decisive wins (352-295 & 337-260). During the first semifinal match (which they won!), both of the LeoTechs' alliance robots sustained significant injuries, placing the team at a serious disadvantage; but this did not deter the group from valiantly fighting for a bid to the finals, and ultimately an invitation to the world competition in Houston, TX. 

There are over 82 FIRST teams in the state of Georgia and, after falling in the final four, the LSHS LeoTechs ended the championships in 7th place.

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