Boxer BotsArizona hosted the first ever Arizona Interscholastic Association Robotics State Championship, at the Prescott Valley Event Center. The top 30 teams in Arizona were selected to compete and qualify for the championship rounds. The students were required to, in a six week period, tobuild, program, and test robots that are intended to compete against each other in specific tasks. This year’s contest was “Recycle Rush.” The goal was to effectively stack large totes, recycling bins, and pool noodles to score points in a set time limit.

The Vail Unified School District Robotics Team 1828, the BoxerBots, ranked 15th overall, but were chosen by the first seed alliance, Westwood Robotics team 2478, and the third seed alliance, The Bionic Bulldogs team 60, as their alliance partner. Together, we qualified for the finals and won the tournament. The team’s robot, Sir Lifts-A-Lot, was able to successfully stack two sets of four totes; each set with a recycling bin and noodle on top.

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