Vex Robotics Competition teams from British Columbia turned in a stellar performance at the VEX Robotics World Championships this past weekend in Orlando. Competiting against over 400 teams from around the world, the ten teams representing B.C. excelled in all aspects of the competition.
Perhaps the most noteworthy performance was turned in by team 2A from Gladstone Secondary School in Vancouver, placing second overall in the Programming Skills Challenge. Glastone’s team 2K, “The Chopstyks”, also reached their divisional semi-finals.
Cambie Secondary, from Richmond, also had multiple high-achieving teams with teams 1107A and 1107C partnering up to reach their divisional finals, while team 1107B not only reached their divisional semi-finals, but was voted “Most Admired Team” by their fellow competitors and took home the “Inspire” award.
Teams from David Thompson Secondary in Vancouver, and Moscrop Secondary, in Burnaby also did well and helped keep the overall win ratio for BC teams well above 0.500.
Several teams from Washington State also did exceptionally well, including team W.A.S.A.B.I., who partnered with teams from Ontario and Massachusets to take home the championship trophy. The combined results show why the Washington/B.C. region is considered one of the most competitive regions for VEX robotics on the planet.