Crowell High School Redneck Engineering Robotics Team Goes to the World Championship

The Crowell High School Robotics team is making some big moves.

The team has already placed at the state level which qualified them for the world competition.

They call themselves the Redneck Engineering Robotics Team.

Next week they will head to St. Louis where they will be competing against other teams in the U.S. and nearly 20 different countries from Spain to China.

The Crowell High School Redneck Engineering Robotics Team is ready for the world championship.

They started building this robot in mid September.

"Senior and team coach Jared Hopper says "We started 3-4 designs and didn't like what we had tore it down and rebuilt, and we finally settled on one and that's what we have now."

In March at the state competition in Lubbock the team won the first tech challenge "Inspire Award" an accomplishment that helped qualify them for the world championship in st. Louis, Missouri.

The team consists of a coach, builders, programmers and drivers and takes a lot of team work from start to finish.

"They score points by simply placing rings on the rack weather its on their side or their opponents side. And owning the peg which is having more colored rings on the same peg than their opponent," said Business and Computer Instructor Anthony Barrera.

For senior chris chatfied building a robot goes beyond the championship.

He wants to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather who also works in engineering.

Senior and robot builder Chris Chatfield says, "This is probably going to make my life so im trying to get ahead of where I need to be".

Chris' grandfather suggested an led light to add to the robot so the team could determine if they were using a weighted peg vs. an un-weighted peg which comes in handy during the competition.

"We figured out that weighted are thicker and the un-weighted are thinner so we put them up in the light and you can see the difference", said Chatfield.

That difference could give them an advantage and help them score more points and hopefully earn a world championship title.

The FTC world championship is april 24th thru the 27th.

The high school team instructor Anthony Barrera also started a Jr. High Robotics Team this year, they also placed at last weeks state competition.

Those Competing in the World competition are as follows.

Chris Chatfiled-Senior-Builder

Jared Hopper- Senior- Builder/Coach

Jasmine Sillemon- Senior-Organizer

Spenser Edwards- Junior- Programmer/Driver

Josh Gribble- Sophomore-Organizer

Brandy Statuto- Junior- Programmer/Driver

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