LHS Robotics competes in World Championship
Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017
Loveland High School (LHS) salutes the Loveland Robotics Team 5040 "Nuts and Bolts" for earning the opportunity to compete against the best in the world at the First Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship in St. Louis April 26-29, 2017. A total of 128 teams competed; LHS Robotics Team 5040 finished qualifying rounds in 32nd place.
“These students are absolute rock stars,” said LHS Principal Peggy Johnson. “What they have achieved as a team has positioned the robotics program and placed Loveland High School as a serious contender on the global map. I am so proud of these students, their sponsors, their families and all of the educators who have worked with them throughout their time at Loveland to get them to this juncture in their academic careers. Their success is amazing!”
"Going down to St. Louis for the FTC World Championship was an amazing experience!” said LHS Senior Ben Richardson. “I loved talking to all of the different teams from around the world. While I'm sad that this is my last year on the Loveland Robotics Team, I'm glad I got to end it with a bang."
"The experience was amazing,” added LHS Senior Ben Smith. “We met teams from all over the world and even competed with some of them. I don't think I'll ever have another experience quite like this."
Congratulations Team 5040 Nuts and Bolts!
Click here to see a student-produced video of the team’s robot.
Photo caption: LHS Robotics Team 5040 during the World Championship in St. Louis. Pictured (Back Row L to R) Julia Hoge, Garrett Royal, Haley Dues, Bryce Reinhold, Ben Smith, Matt Spitzley; (Front Row L to R) Stephanie Spitzley, Abbie Docter, Cooper Baumgarth, Ben Kavouras and Ben Richardson.