RoboNinjas at PHS Continue to Push Toward World Championships

The robotics team at Plymouth High School continues to push forward in the championship as they now head to the Indiana State Championships on Saturday, March 1, to defend their title as the 2013 Indiana State Champions. This past Saturday, Feb. 15, the RoboNinjas, comprised of Josh Kuhn and Kennedy Schnieders, traveled to Warren Central where they competed against 85 other teams from Indiana in a VEX Robotics Competition.

Matches in the competition were played out of two divisions, with the RoboNinjas in the first. They dominated their competitors with a 7–0 score in their qualifying matches, one of a few select teams in the qualifying rounds that came ahead undefeated to head to the divisional tournament, ranked number one.

Their performance continued on a high note as they moved through quarterfinals, semifinals and even divisional final rounds, despite needing only two out of the three matches to continue. As division champions, the RoboNinjas advanced to compete against the other division champions for overall Tournament Champion.

Only two more matches were needed to seal the RoboNinja’s victory and they defeated their opponents and ending their day undefeated 15–0.

The RoboNinjas hope to build on this latest victory as they head to the Indiana State Championships on Saturday March 1, also at Warren Central, to defend their title as the 2013 Indiana State Champions. With a repeat victory, they will earn an invitation to the World Championships in late April in Anaheim, CA.

The RoboNinjas and their robot will be at the Plymouth High School basketball game against Wawasee on Thursday, February 27, for anyone interested in seeing the robot in person and learning more about what exactly they do. They will also be collecting donations to use to send them to the U.S. Open in Nebraska in early April and hopefully Anaheim later in the month.