State Championship 2014
I don’t think words can begin to describe the excitement of the 40 MVHS students who attended the VEX Robotics CA State Championships this past weekend at Great America in Santa Clara.
The competition was fierce as CA is well known for some of the best robotics programs in the world
Teams competed in 8 qualifying matches on Saturday and Sunday in order to determine the top 8 teams who
would be alliance captains.
After these 8 matches our teams were ranked 6th, 15th, and 34th out of the 73.
Team 569C who was ranked 6th chose one robot from Simi Valley and our very own Team 569A who was
ranked 34th to be on their alliance.
Team 569B (ranked 15th) was chosen by the 7th seeded alliance.
Only 24 of the 73 teams make the playoffs and all 3 of our teams were in the “dance”
Team 569C and 569A performed brilliantly in the playoffs landing in the finals, playing for the state
title. Unfortunately they ran into some tough competition and lost narrowly in the finals. Each team was
awarded a Tournament Finalist Trophy.
Team 569B fought hard but were defeated in the quarterfinals
In the skills challenges, Team 569B won the CA State Programming Skills CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE
Team 569B was also awarded the Think Award for having the best autonomous strategy and execution at the tournament.
As a result of their hard work, dedication, and efforts ALL 3 TEAMS QUALIFIED FOR THE WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIP taking place next month at the Anaheim Convention Center where there will be over 400
teams from 15-20 different countries.