Teams from Vancouver, West Van, and the Comox Valley place in top third of more than 500 teams from around the world
Congratulations to TenTon Robotics team 1010X from the West Vancouver School District. They took first place in the Science Division and went on to place 5th in the finals at the tenth annual VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. Together with their alliance partners, 6007 Quantum Flux and 7700R Rolling Robots, 1010X won all of their matches in the Science Division, to earn their spot in the final competition. This hard working team also earned the Create Award for the Science Division and placed 40th in the Skills competition.
Eight high school teams represented BC at the Worlds, including teams from Vancouver, West Vancouver and the Comox Valley. In addition to 1010X, 3 more BC teams placed in the top third of their divisions: 2S Robosavages from Gladstone Secondary, 7842D NIDES (North Island Distance Education School) Navigators, and 1010Z, another TenTon team from West Van.
This year’s VEX Robotics World Championship hosted 1,400 teams from over 30 nations worldwide. Each team earned a spot at the Worlds by winning regional competitions. Close to 600 high school teams competed in 6 divisions, then division winners competed for the finals.
Demonstrating the international nature of the VEX program, the World Champion Alliance included teams from the United States and China and 1010X partners are from California:
- 86868, The Resistance, Nibot Robotics, Santa Clara, California, United States
- 7258A, High School Beijing Tec A, Middle School Attached to Beijing Institute of Tec, Beijing, China
- 8192D, Shanghai Huangpu D, Shanghai Huangpu Teenagers S&T Activity Center, Shanghai, China
Watch the Ten Ton’s trip to Worlds.