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Kraxberger Gearheads Robotics Club members compete in super-qualifier competition in Hillsboro

After January's regional robotics competition at OPHOTO COURTESY: LESLIE ROBINETTE - Kraxberger Middle School sent two robotics teams to compete at Oregon State University. Pictured (from left) are lead programmer Jamie Hauge, Driver Emmett Huth, Team 8132 captain Lauren Hirte, lead programmer Bryson William, driver Logan Morris, and Team 8188 captain Grace Christiansen.regon State University, both teams from the Kraxberger Gearheads Robotics Club advanced to the super-qualifier competition in Hillsboro this past weekend.

Team 8132 finished 12th among 31 teams and earned the Connect award. They will be taking their robot, Mr. Roboto, to the State competition.

Team 8188 had a few difficulties with their robot Humpty Dumpty, and finished 28th.

"The teams did an amazing job working through some building and programming issues and showed gracious professionalism throughout the season," said Coach Shawn Price.

In the preliminary round, competing in a field of 21 teams, Team 8132 placed sixth and Team 8188 placed seventh. Team 8132 then placed fourth in the semi-qualifier round.

Both teams earned spots in the competition because Team 8132 received the Design Award and Team 8188 achieved high overall placement in the qualifier matches.

"Our teams have done some amazing work this year," Price said. "The kids have learned a lot about technology, electronics, industrial design, and computer programming. Win or lose, I am really proud of all the work that's been done."

PHOTO COURTESY: LESLIE ROBINETTE - Team 8132 celebrates finishing 12th among 31 teams and earning the Connect award.

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