SYRACUSE — Wawasee hosted a double division event Saturday, Feb. 22, with 39 teams competing in the high school division and 27 teams competing in the middle school division, on opposite sides of Wawasee’s spectator gymnasium.
The final match was an epic “clash of the green” between first seed Zionsville and second seed Wawasee, both school colors being green. Wawasee teams 574C Centurion (rank three, 6-1-0) and 574D Immortal (rank 12, 5-2-0) fell to Zionsville teams 7701X Xenith and 7701T Tesseract, 44 to 36. “Most of the top ranked teams from Indiana came to Wawasee to experience high level competition before we face off against each other at state in two weeks,” head coach Jed Wandland said. “As much as we wanted to win, we wanted to go up against Xenith and Tesseract who have already qualified for world championships.”
All Wawasee teams advanced into the elimination rounds in the final regular season tournaments Saturday on Wawasee’s home turf.
574A (rank 24, 3-4-0), 574B (rank 29, 2-5-0), 574G (rank 31, 2-5-0) made it into the round of 16. 574F (rank four, 6-1-0) powered through the quarterfinals and into the semifinal rounds before losing to the 574C and D alliance.
574H Samurai charged ahead in the middle school division, ranking sixth for the day with a 5-2-0 record. They made it into the quarterfinal rounds before losing 14-18.
Middle School Division
574H — sixth (5-2-0), 16th (4 pts) robot skills
High School Division
574C — third (6-1-0), fifth (108 pts) robot skills
574F — fourth (6-1-0), 13th (33 pts) robot skills
574D — 16th (5-2-0), third (132 pts) robot skills
574A — 24th (3-4-0), 20th (8 pts) robot skills
574B — 29th (2-5-0), 26th (1 pts) robot skills
574G — 31st (2-5-0), 16th (21 pts) robot skills
574C & D – second seed
574F – Highest qualification, fourth
574A – Best skills score of 8
574B – High match score, 78
574G – Best skills score of 21
574H – Highest qualification, 6th
What is next:
The next tournament is state, March 7, at Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis. Doors open to the public at 9 a.m., qualifications start at 10:30 a.m., finals at 3:30 p.m., awards and closing ceremonies to follow.
574A Amazon — Andrea Mickley and Sydni Ewing
574B Berserker — Vanessa Wright, Bailey Smith, and Macy Powell
574C Centurion — Evan Rassi, Taylor Fiedeke, Evan Brower
574D Immortal — Noah Beckner, Jack Collins, Wesley Hays, Nathan Smith
574F Barbarian — Jackson Coverstone
574G Iron Knight — Harry Doss
574H Samurai (middle school) — Charlie Krull, Michael Wippel, Alan Warren