ZIONSVILLE — The Zionsville Tourney Saturday, Jan. 25, brought together the best teams from southern, central and northern Indiana. All four teams in the finals match face-off were undefeated up to that point, having won each of their nine matches of the day.
Third ranked 7701X Xenith of Zionsville High School chose fifth ranked 574C, setting off a clash against the world championship qualified Titans, 6842Z Pigpen of Park Tudor, Indy and 7701T Tesseract of Zionsville High School, with 574C finishing the day as tournament finalists.
574H and 574G finished the qualification rounds at 2-4-0 and 0-5-1, respectively. Wawasee Robotics placed four teams in the elimination rounds. 574B (rank 24, 3-3-0) and 574F (rank 21, 4-2,0) fought hard in the round of 16. 574A (rank 7, 5-1-0) was an alliance captain, choosing 2567K Porta-Botz KBot (rank nine, 5-1-0) of Portage High School and charged to the quarterfinals.
Next, 574C & 574D travel to Virginia, competing in the worlds qualifying invitational signature event: Night at the Museum. C & D will compete at the National Air & Space Museum in Chantilly, Va. Teams will practice on fields under the thrusters of the space shuttle Discovery. Competition and skills fields will be back-dropped by the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a retired reconnaissance aircraft used throughout the Cold War.
574C — fifth rank
574A — seventh rank, 33rd robot skills
574F — 21st rank, 30th robot skills
574B — 24th rank
574H (middle school) — 38th rank, 25th robot skills
574G — 56th rank, 23rd robot skills
574C went undefeated in qualifications
Four teams made eliminations, 574F, 574B, 574A, 574C
574A had a great finish at seventh
574G put up Wawasee’s highest skills score for the day
What is next:
The next local tournament is Saturday, Feb. 8, at Plymouth High School, 1 Big Red Drive. Qualification starts at 9:30 a.m., finals at 3 p.m., awards and closing ceremonies to follow.
574A Amazon — Andrea Mickley and Sydni Ewing
574B Berserker — Vanessa Wright and Bailey Smith
574C Centurion — Evan Rassi, Taylor Fiedeke and Evan Brower
574D Immortal — Noah Beckner, Jack Collins, Wesley Hays and Nathan Smith
574F Barbarian — Jackson Coverstone
574G Iron Knight — Harry Doss
574H Samurai (middle school) — Charlie Krull, Michael Wippel and Alan Warren