TPF4Y would like to recognize the tremendous accomplishments of all 120 Indiana robotics teams who competed at the 2019 VEX World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, in April. It was an historic year for Indiana VEX teams, with more Indiana representation at the event than ever before! What’s even better? Twelve different home teams won awards at varying levels! (You can also view the Indiana Teams Worlds Results for the rankings of all of our Hoosier competitors!)
A few highlights we want to feature:
Out of the 12 teams that made it to the Elementary School Division finals, only two were from the United States and both were Eaglebots teams from Woodview Elementary in Nappanee, Indiana, coached by Jake Simons. They represented their state and country with pride accomplishing a second and sixth place overall finish. The Eaglebots also received the Elementary School Division Excellence Award, the most prestigious award a team can win.
In the Middle School Division finals, the Steel Eagles 1 from Zionsville Middle School, coached by Andy Seward, achieved a 3rd place finish, making them 1 of only 3 middle school teams from the United States to make the finals and the only team from Indiana.
Two teams from Indiana placed in the top ten for World Skills. Team 491X from Pioneer Jr-Sr High School, coached by Thomas Tam, had the 8th highest Skills score. Team 574C from Wawasee High School, coached by Jed Wandland, had the 2nd highest Skills score.
While we are very proud of the teams mentioned above, we want to congratulate each and every team that qualified for the 2019 VEX World Championship - just making it to the competition is a huge accomplishment! We hope that all of the Indiana teams had as much fun competing as we did cheering you on!
We are looking forward to the upcoming season to see all the excitement generated by the VRC challenge, Competition Tower Takeover and the VEX IQ challenge, Squared Away IQ. The countdown to next year’s Indiana VEX Robotics World Championship starts NOW!