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Mountain View robotics heads to nationals

The Mountain View High School robotics team is heading to a national tournament in Atlanta after winning the Silicon Valley regional competition this weekend.

After three days of competition, the team, known as 971, went undefeated against more than 40 other teams during the San Jose Robotics regionals, and will compete in the national FIRST competition in April.

Mountain View introduced its robot to other teams on Thursday, March 12, and participated in seeding matches throughout the weekend. On Saturday the team started playing in single competition eliminations with the other teams, and claimed its victory that evening.

Students founded the robotics team at Mountain View High School in 2002, and last year members made it to the quarterfinals in the regional competition. This will be the team's second time going to the national competition.

— Casey Weiss

Comments

Posted by dennis switick, a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Mar 16, 2009 at 2:30 pm

great to see our kids do so well ! Thanks to the teachers and advisers who offer their time for the kids to shine.


Posted by Sheri Morrison, a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 16, 2009 at 7:49 pm

We're VERY proud of Mtn View High's Team 971 (Spartan Robotics) and also their winning alliance partners in the finals:
Bellarmine's Team 254(Cheesy Poofs)from San Jose and
The Athenian School's Team 852 (The Athenian Robotics Collective)from Danville.

Gunn's Team 192(GRT)were finalists along with their alliance partners: Girl Scout's Team 1868 (Space Cookies)and San Ramon's Team 1280 (Ragin' C-Biscuits)

Los Altos High's Team 114 (Eagle Strike) made it to the Semi-finals. Paly's Team 8 were in the Quarter-finals.

All around, a great job by our local teams!


Posted by Sheri Morrison, a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 16, 2009 at 7:54 pm

A minor correction to the article: The Championship in Atlanta is an international competition, not national. Teams from many parts of the world will be there to compete.

Championship takes place on Apr 17-18. You can watch the competition by webcast. Log onto the FIRST Robotics website for the link.


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