The Asotin ‘Insomniac’ Robotics Team has showcased their skills and innovation at the Washington’s season opener VEX Robotic Tournament. Starring the Asotin High School juniors Shawn Hills, Colin Weber, and Jonah Ashby, along with 8th grader Gavin Hinkley and 7th grader Awa Mbodji, the team has made a mark in the world of robotics by winning the Tournament Championship (2v2). The team achieved a new record by winning 10 out of 11 matches, demonstrating their exceptional talent and dedication.
Not only did the Asotin ‘Insomniac’ Robotics Team secure the Tournament Championship, but they were also honored with the Amaze Award for their outstanding offensive scoring robot. This recognition is a testament to their impressive skills and strategic approach in the competition. Furthermore, the team has become the first team in Washington state to receive a state invitation, highlighting their groundbreaking achievements in the robotics community.
Coach Tim Weber proudly emphasizes the team’s accomplishments, revealing how they have gone above and beyond to establish themselves within the robotics realm. In addition to participating in competitions for three years, the team has fostered valuable connections with peers and companies in the Seattle area, including Microsoft and SpaceX. These relationships will undoubtedly benefit the team’s members beyond their high school years.
The VEX Robotics Competition, with its global reach and participation from over 50 countries and 20,000 teams, stands as a testament to the growing interest and importance of robotics in education. Asotin has several exciting tournaments lined up, including the prestigious 3-day Signature Tournament hosted by Microsoft in January. Additionally, Asotin and Clarkston Robotics will be hosting their 2nd Annual Tournament on December 9th with support from the Nez Perce Local Project Education Fund and SEL.
This outstanding performance by the Asotin ‘Insomniac’ Robotics Team demonstrates the power of dedication, innovation, and collaboration in the field of robotics. Their success serves as a source of inspiration for aspiring young engineers and scientists, as well as a catalyst for the advancement of technology in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. How did the Asotin ‘Insomniac’ Robotics Team perform in the VEX Robotic Tournament?
The Asotin ‘Insomniac’ Robotics Team won the Tournament Championship (2v2), showcasing their exceptional skills by winning 10 out of 11 matches.
2. What recognition did the team receive in the tournament?
The team was honored with the Amaze Award for having the highest rated offensive scoring robot in the competition.
3. What makes the Asotin ‘Insomniac’ Robotics Team stand out?
The Asotin ‘Insomniac’ Robotics Team is the first team in Washington state to receive a state invitation, highlighting their groundbreaking achievements in the robotics community.
4. How have the team members gone beyond competitions?
Apart from competing in various tournaments, the team has established valuable connections with peers and companies in the Seattle area, such as Microsoft and SpaceX, paving the way for future opportunities beyond high school.
5. What upcoming tournaments can we look forward to?
Asotin has several exciting tournaments lined up, including Microsoft’s 3-day Signature Tournament in January and the 2nd Annual Tournament hosted by Asotin and Clarkston Robotics in December.