SYRACUSE — Team 574D earned the tourney championship trophy skills championship trophy, finishing qualifying at 6-0-0, at Purdue Polytechnic Institute in Anderson Saturday, Dec. 7.
Saturday was another successful tournament for Wawasee’s Iron Pride Robotics team. All teams successfully advanced from qualifying to elimination rounds.
574D finished qualification rounds ranked first out of 37 teams competing, allying with 1115B from Greenfield Central for the elimination rounds.
574A (rank 27, 1-3-2) and 574H (rank 24, 2-3-1) competed in the round of 16. 574F (rank 12, 3-2-1) advanced into the quarterfinals.
574C (rank 5, 5-1-0) made it into the semifinals.
574D (rank 1, 6-0-0) and 1115B came out on top as tournament champs for the day with a final score of 50-43.
The next tournament is Saturday, Dec. 14, at Portage High School, 6450 US 6, in the west building. Portage is on Central Time. Opening ceremonies at 9:15 a.m., qualifying starts at 9:30 a.m., finals at 3:30 p.m., awards and closing ceremonies at 5 p.m.
574D Immortal — tourney champion, first place qualifier, first robot skills, 10th in state in skills — Noah Beckner, Jack Collins, Wesley Hays, Nathan Smith
574C Centurion — tourney champion, fifth place qualifier, robot skills champion, fourth in state in skills — Evan Rassi, Taylor Fiedeke, Evan Brower
574A Amazon — 27th place qualifier, 14th robot skills — Andrea Mickley, Allison Stookey, Sydni Ewing
574H Samurai (middle school) — 24th place qualifier, 21st robot skills — Charlie Krull, Michael Wippel, Alan Warren
574F Barbarian — 12th place qualifier — Vanessa Wright, Jackson Coverstone, Bailey Smith
All teams made it into eliminations
574D – Second double trophy win of the season (tourney champ and skills)
574H – Middle school team 574H, ranked fifth in the state in skills
574C – 85 skills score, ranked fifth in state for high school
574A – A rare double tie
574F – Being 3-2-1 and making it to the quarterfinals