Robotics – State Competition at Embry-Riddle University

Today at Embry-Riddle University-Prescott, the North Pointe Robotics team competed at the Vex Robotics State Championship. In this tournament, the top 42 teams from all over Arizona competed. North Pointe had two groups, 6064 and 6064B at the competition. 6064 was composed of Angelica Bosquez, Alexis Limon, and Alfonso Martinez, while group 6064B was composed of Christian Espinal and Shanna Bragg. Both groups work really hard and never give up placing 26 and 28th. Ms. Gorosics said, “I am very proud of both teams this season. This was the second season in robotics. They continue to show growth in knowledge and experience in the robotics and engineering field. I am looking forward to working hard and getting ready for Nationals.”

Robotics at Fountain Hills

North Pointe’s Robotics team competed  at Fountain Hills High School. Two of the teams reached leading up up to quarter of finals, they were 6064B and 6064D. 6064B was composed of Christian Espina, Shanna Bragg, Brandon Colaiacovo  and Courtney Banks. Team 6064D was composed of Mario Motoya , Alfonso Martinez, and Gabriel Scelzo.

Team 6064 when to quarter of finals, composed of Angelica  Bosquez And Alexis Limon. Finally team 6064C reached semifinals composed of  Oliver Pickering and Chloe Smith.

The star student of the day was Oliver Pickering was helping all the time.

Ms. Gorosics said, “I am very proud of them for their positive aptitude throughout the whole season. We are looking forward to state competition and work hard with teams 6064B and 6064.”

Jr. High Robotics at Willis Jr. High School

North Pointe’s Jr. High Robotics team competed in their second tournament on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Willis Jr. High School in Chandler, AZ. In this tournament, 29 groups competed in a Round Robin format.  One of the three Jr. High groups made it to the quarter finals of the competition! This was was group 6064G, which is made up of Saul Guerrero Lopez, Stephanie Osorio Ramirez, Andres Anchondo. While this team achieved a major accomplishment, there was another stand out competitor.  This competitor is Elimelec Arenas was extremely focused, willing to learn, and wasn’t afraid to lend a helping hand to other robots.  Miss. Varner says, “This was an amazing competition! I am so proud of each student and how far they have come over the season. The effort that the students put into their robots, learning about robotics, and their support of one another is amazing. I am looking forward to the next competition!”

HS Robotics at Madison Highland Prep

On Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Madison Highland Prep,  the North Pointe  Robotics High School team competed in their 5th tournament of the season. This tournament had 25 teams competed in a round robin format. All four robotics North Pointe high school groups made it to an alliance to compete in quarter finals.  Team 6064D reached quarter finals composed of Alfonso Martinez and Mario Montoya. Team 60604 C, composed of Chloe Smith, Kendra Miller, Tera Cameron, and Mackenzie Talbert  also reached  quarter finals. Team 6064, composed of Alexis Limon and Angelica Bosquez reached semifinals. And the last team, 6064B was part of the second alliance reaching second place, composed of Christian Espinal, Brandon Colaiacovo and Courtney Banks.  During this competition here was one competitor  that stood out. This student was Courtney Banks. He was constantly keeping up with the programing of his team and the other teams. 
As Ms. Gorosics says, “ I am very excited of this competition, students keep learning and improving, we are looking forward for the next competition which will be the last competition of the season before state. ” 

Robotics at Microchip Inc.

On Saturday, December 10, 2016, at Microchip Inc, Chandler,  the North Pointe Robotics High School team competed in their 4th tournament of the season. This tournament had 28 teams competed in a round robin format. All four robotics North Pointe high school groups made it to an alliance to compete in quarter finals.  Team 6064B was part of the winning alliance, composed of Christian Espinal and Courtney Banks.  During the achievement of this great accomplishment, there was one competitor  that stood out. This student was mackenzie tabert . She was constantly keeping up in battery maintenance and kept everything well organized. in addition, she was able to willing join the team of a student in need of a teammate and help to work on their robot. Ms. Gorosics says, “ I am very proud of every single one of them for working hard even when things got tough. They persevered through each of their own challenges while striving to help others.”

Jr. High Robotics at Mansfeld Middle School

North Pointe’s Jr. High Robotics team competed in their first tournament on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Mansfield Magnet Middle School in Tucson, AZ. In this tournament, 24 groups competed in a Round Robin format.  One of the four Jr. High groups made it to the semi-inals of the competition. This was was group 6064F, which includes of Anthony Alvarado, Josh Henriksen, and Dakota Hill. While this team achieved a major accomplishment, there was another stand out competitor.  This competitor is Eid “Eddie” Rabadi. Eddie was extremely focused and worked exceptionally hard during the competition, he even learned new skills in the programming of the robot.  Ms. Varner says, “This was an amazing start to the season! I am so proud of each student and the effort that the students put into not only their own robots, but also into helping their fellow teammates throughout the compeition.”

HS Robotics at Campo Verde HS

The North Pointe Robotics teams competed in their second competition of the season at Campo Verde High School. This is the first tournament with a full field and four robots in the game. In this tournament 32 competing robots in a round robin format . Three out the four groups of the North Pointe team were part of alliances. Where group 6064B with Christian Espinal, Brandon Colaiacovo, Shanna Bragg,and Courtney Banks reached the quarterfinals. Group 6064C composed of Oliver Pickering and Chloe Smith reached the semifinals. Finally, Group 6064  composed of Alexis Limon and Angelica Bosquez won the tournament championship. This win qualifies them to state and the Robotics US Open. Ms.Gorosics added, “I am very happy with their accomplishments. There is still a lot of work to be done.”