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RoboRumble coming to NWC Saturday, Jan. 19

Posted January 11, 2013
By NWC News Desk

POWELL, Wyo. - Up to 12 FIRST Tech Challenge teams from high schools across Montana and Wyoming will be in Powell Saturday, Jan. 19, to test drive their robots in the first Yellowstone RoboRumble Tournament.

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) students go head-to-head after designing, building and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The teams, which comprise students, coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles.

Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design and other real-world accomplishments.

Teams competing in the Yellowstone RoboRumble will be testing and fine-tuning their robot designs and checking out the competition in preparation for state-qualifying tournaments later in the year.

The public is invited to watch these students and their robots go head-to-head. Opening ceremonies begin with a keynote speaker at 11 a.m. First rounds start immediately after in Cabre Gym.

The Yellowstone RoboRumble is organized by FTC teams from Powell High School and by Northwest College. Sponsors include Bloedorn Lumber, Larry’s Garden, Triple L Cattle LLC and NCAR-Wyoming.