Woodland High School’s Robotics Team becomes Tournament Champions
Evans, GA – On Saturday January 14, 2012, the Woodland High School VEX Robotics Team, the Pack Attack, attended the first annual Evans Robotics Tournament. The all-senior team of Nathan Sanders, Alex Bryant, Brandon Prosser and Joe Walton, is coached by Fred Haney.
For each round of the tournament, two competing teams are assigned to work together as an alliance to battle another similarly formed team. The goal for each alliance is to score as many offensive goals as possible during a two minute interval and use defensive moves to keep the opposing teams from scoring points. Winning robots consist of a sound design, proficient programming skills and excellent driving skills, all executed under pressure.
Pack Attack battled hard against 32 teams from Georgia and South Carolina to finish the tournament as Champions. They finished with an impressive 13 wins and zero losses for the day after several controversial matches: opposing disqualifications and penalty warnings, rematches, and an incorrectly scored game that was later corrected. Pack Attack is the first robotics team in Henry County to win a tournament. The team also won the Judges Award for their outstanding design and teamwork after being interviewed by the judging panel.
With their tournament championship, Woodland High School’s Pack Attack qualifies for the VEX Robotics World Championship in Anaheim, CA April 19-21, where they will compete against 300+ teams from around the world to determine the best of the best. What an exciting time for these young men to represent Woodland High School and all of Henry County!