Prodomax is proud to sponsor CYBERGNOMES FIRST Robotics team from Stayner, Ontario, WINNERS OF THE WESTERN CANADA REGIONAL COMPETITION!
With 14 students, two school staff advisors and two industry mentors, the team just arrived home from Calgary April 7th, exhausted but elated, where they competed at the Olympic Oval in Calgary!
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On April 6th, they joined up with two teams from Calgary and Fort McMurray to win the Western Canada Robotics Regional event making 2016 their most successful year yet.
With 3rd and 4th place finishes in Oshawa and North Bay, this win in Calgary qualifies the team to attend the World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri for the third straight year!
A SPIRIT OF COOPERATION IN COMPETITION
The win in Calgary went beyond medals however. Cybergnomes made very close connections with teams from around the world in their time there. Mentors and students from Australia, Israel, Mexico and the US met with and built friendships with the mentors and students from their team. These are connections that will stay with the students as they move on from high school.
Cybergnomes also worked closely with a number of young teams to help them program and refine their robots for competition, teaching and encouraging them. One example of this spirit of cooperation: Taylor Reevie, one of the Cybergnomes programming students, spent the day on Monday programming one rookie team’s robot from scratch. It worked so well that this team turned up on the opposing alliance in the Finals. Fortunately, Cybergnomes drive team was skilled enough to outmaneuver this new defensive challenge. If you watch the elimination matches look for team 6178.
TAKING ON THE WORLD…
Now for St. Louis and the World Championships from April 26 to May 1st. In 2014, the team advanced to the Semi-Finals on their field. Eight fields play at the Championships and the top three teams from each move on to Einstein Field for the final matches to crown a champion. Their goal this year is to play on Einstein Field.
Cybergnomes Robotics truly is a community effort and the success of the team is dependent upon donations and support from the community.