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Two Guthrie High School robotics teams competed in the FIRST FTC North League Championships at Frenship HS on Saturday, January 23. This competition involved schools from the entire Texas Panhandle area, drawing teams from schools from all classifications: 1A to 6A. Students competed in the FIRST RES-Q robot game competition and a team presentation and judges interview. The Guthrie students started preparing for this contest in August and have competed in 15 qualifying matches over the past three months to make it to Saturday's competition.
The two Guthrie teams finished 1st and 2nd overall. The teams ended up playing each other in the final match for the North League Championship. Team 9868 "Jag Wires" won the overall Championship. Team 9869 "Guthrie Jags" won the Inspire Award, which was the highest overall judged award. Actually, the Guthrie teams placed 1st and 2nd place for that award.
"The students worked really hard for months, designing and building their robots and preparing their engineering notebooks and presentations," said Mr. Wilson, the Guthrie Robotics coach. "It takes a great deal of high level thinking for months at a time to do well in these contest. Participation in a program like ours will pay off for students later in life, as they learn to think carefully through complex challenges and come up with creative solutions to tough problems."
These students will advance to the FIRST FTC Regional Championship contest that will take place on February 20th.
The students on Team 9868 "Jag Wires" are:
Jose Sandoval, Noe Monjaraz, Sarah Ballard, Jaycee McCauley, Morgan McCauley, Tristan Story and JJ Gibson
The students on Team 9869 "Guthrie Jags" are:
Yaretzi Sandoval, Cheyenne Killebrew, Nick Mitchell, Levi Jones, Kaylie Green and Emily Rocha
We had a team pull out of the tournament. Click HERE for the new bracket.
Due to the possibility of hazardous driving conditions, the Guthrie JH Basketball Tournament will be delayed tomorrow(Saturday). The tournament will start at 11:00 am. We will check road conditions in the morning and make adjustments if needed. Be safe, Jags!