West Linn High School Robotics Team earns ticket to world championships
West Linn High School's robotics team, 2BDetermined, will represent its city in the world championship in Houston, Texas this April.
From April 6-9, the team competed in the Pacific Northwest FIRST District Championship, its third competition this season. Throughout the three-day competition, the team ranked 19th overall leading into the final round of matches and was selected by the 7th alliance captain, Spartan Robotics from Willamette Valley.
2BDetermined's alliance was knocked out during the quarterfinal matches. However, because of earlier success in the season, the team was still ranked 10th out of 124 teams in the Pacific Northwest region — enough to secure a spot in the world championships.
Worlds will take place from April 19-23, and the team will compete against thousands of other students from across North America. The team has not qualified for the nationwide championship since its rookie year in 2018.
The team is fundraising for travel expenses for the World Championship through a GoFundMe page. Erickson Forensic, a West Linn animations studio, agreed to match all donations up to $5,000. More information on the fundraiser can be found at gofundme.com/f/robotics Team Funding for Competitions.
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