Roxbury Latin’s VEX Robotics team found great success at the VEX Southern New England Regional Championship over the weekend. RL had five teams in competition (out of 80 qualifying teams in total), with three Class I teams, a Class III team, and a combined Class V & IV team. All three of the Class I teams qualified for the World Championship to be held in April—two of them through their “Robot Skills” scores (3rd and 5th place overall), and one based on their “head to head” tournament performance, winning in the round of 16 and quarterfinals, advancing to the “final four” or semifinals. The Class III team also earned an invitation to the World Championships, having placed 21st overall in skills. RL’s youngest team of Class IV and V students did not advance, but performed very well nonetheless, finishing with a 5-4 overall record in the qualification rounds.
Roxbury Latin’s Robotics team closed out its regular season on February 18 at the Old Colony RVTHS Tournament in Rochester, Massachusetts. The two youngest teams— Class III team and Class IV/V team—competed, ultimately earning an invitation to the Southern New England Regional Championships. The Class III team (25600W) came away as Tournament Champions and Robot Skills Champions, and the Class IV/V team won the Design award—both teams earning Skills scores that were high enough to qualify them for Regionals. With the three Class I teams competing at Regionals, Roxbury Latin had the highest number of qualifying robots “per capita” of any high school in the Southern New England region, which includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
The following boys were involved in the NE Regional Championship competition:
Semifinalists: Will Grossman, Luke Wilkinson, Nick Frumkin, Tommy Reichard
3rd Place Skills: Kevin Wang, Michael Thomas, Eddy Pan, Eliot Park (Class III)
5th Place Skills: Alex Nahirny, Nahum Workalemahu, Alexander Sanzone, Ethan Dhadly
Paul Wilkinson, Krish Muniappan, Daniel Stepanyan, Quinn Thomson
Class V and IV
Dylan Pan (IV), Eric Archerman, Casey Chiang, Flynn Hall, Alvin Li