Robotics – National Tournament – Council Bluffs, Iowa

April 6-8, 2017, North Pointe’s Robotics team competed at I the Mid-America Center. The Falcons competed in their last and most intense competition of the year, The CREATE US Open National Robotics Competition. This competition lasted three days with 350 teams from all over United States. In addition, it included several teams from countries like China, India, and Canada.  From those 350 teams, 200 were high school, 100 were middle school, and 50 were an open division. North Pointe Prep competed with two robotics team:  6064 composed of Alfonso Martinez, Angelica Bosquez, and Alexis Limon and 6064 B composed of Christian Estrada and Shawna Bragg. In the first day of competition, teams needed to pass a detail inspection, talk to the other teams to be ready for the possibility of future partners in a competition. The second and half of the third day, Friday and Saturday were normal matches, where the teams were competed in 10 matches each. During this day, between matches teams were constantly getting ready and practicing with the other teams that they were partnering up, fixing any damage from the previous match.  Even though, North Pointe did not get into the top 48 teams to get into alliances. It was a great experience for all of them, especially for the sophomores and junior, so they know what to expect, and new ideas for the future. For the seniors, Alexi and Angelica, it was a great experience for engineering knowing that they already are going to study Engineering. Miss Gorosics said, “I am so proud of what they accomplished all year long, I cannot wait to see what Alex and Angelica will do in the future as Engineers, in addition, I am looking forward to see how much Christian,
Angelica, and Alfonso are going to do next year.”