Loggerbots Take Second at Robotics Regionals

 

Left to right:  Conner Larke, Benjamin Skanes, formerRobotics instructor James Brookins, Nick Rainbolt and Jeffrey Goodman.

Left to right: Conner Larke, Benjamin Skanes, formerRobotics instructor James Brookins, Nick Rainbolt and Jeffrey Goodman.

The Vernonia Loggerbots advanced all the way to the finals at the Oregon FIRST Robotics District competition March 26-28, and ended up second place overall.

The Loggerbots competed against thirty-two teams overall, including teams from Portland, Seattle, Eugene, Corvallis, Ashland, Vancouver, Grants Pass, and Klamath Falls.  Also at the competition was the team from Blachly, OR where former Vernonia instructor James Brookins is now Superintendent.  Brookins was instrumental in originally forming the Vernonia Robotics program.

At the end of the opening rounds of competition the Loggerbots were ranked 20th but were selected by one of the top six teams to be part of an alliance that advanced and won in the  quarterfinals and semifinals.