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With early success at the first competition this season, 2BDetermined has kept up the momentum as it heads into the final few matches.

In a season already filled with continuous success, the West Linn robotics team, 2BDetermined, may have delivered its most impressive performance yet.

On March 25 and 26, the team competed in the Pacific Northwest District Oregon State Fairgrounds Event, where the group of high schoolers faced others from the Pacific Northwest region. After being selected as the captains of the winning alliance during the final round, the team finished with a ranked position of second place out of 124 teams.

Besides the success on the field, the team took home the Engineering Inspiration Award, which commemorates a team's success for innovative engineering with robots. Tim Manes, an algebra teacher at the school, was also recognized for his work as a mentor for the team. He is now a finalist for the Woodie Flowers Award, which recognizes an individual who has done an outstanding job of motivating a team.

Starting April 6, the team will participate in the Pacific Northwest Regional in Cheney, Washington. The team will compete for a chance to advance to the FIRST World's Championship in Houston, Texas, later this month.

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