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Sandy High robotics win their way to best in state


Three Sandy robotics teams will go to California to represent Oregon

Sandy High School’s robotics team participated in the two-day state tournament Feb. 22-23 at North Marion High School in Aurora. After winning the state tournament, three of the team’s robots will move on to the Vex World Competition in California to represent the state of Oregon.

Robots 1460B, operated by Jakob Eslinger, Mason Colbry, Kodi Lang and Cheyenne Holliday; 1460J, operated by Mate Kentnern, Josh Paugh, Angel Dzul and Josh Anderson; and 1460G, operated by Matt Dunlap, Paul Tidball and Rayn Swinson, will go to the world competition in Anaheim, Calif.

Robot 1460D, operated by team captain Justin Newberry and Jess Wittrig, won the judge’s award. The judge’s award is given to the best overall robot.

Out of Sandy High’s nine teams, eight of them were chosen to compete in the platinum bracket. The ninth team was seated in the gold bracket, and took second place of that group.