Tempe, Corona, Mountain Pointe compete in state-wide robotics competition
Three Tempe Union High School District robotics teams competed in the Arizona West Regional 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition.
The competition, hosted at Grand Canyon University, brought 42 robotics teams from around the state under one roof. FIRST Robotics Competitions allow high school-aged teams to come together to compete head to head on a special playing field with robots they have designed, built and programmed.
Corona del Sol’s AzTech Robotics team was named the 2019 Arizona West Regional Champions, finishing the competition 13-8-0 and ranking in 8th place overall. The team also received the Creativity Award sponsored by Xerox. The team, lead by Mr. Stephen Heiser, will move on to compete in the FIRST Championships in Houston, Texas later in April.
Mountain Pointe’s Pridetronics finished the competition 4-10, ranking 35th overall. The team, lead by Ms. Mel Wendell, received the Gracious Professionalism Award sponsored by Johnson and Johnson.
Tempe High’s RoboBuffs finished the competition 2-10, ranking 41st overall. The team is lead by Mr. Michael Werner.
Corona needs your help!
Cost for the team to travel and compete in the World Finals in Houston will cost more than $20,000. With such a short amount of time to fundraise, the students need the community’s help!