The Harvey School hosted 50 teams and hundreds of robotics spectators on campus March 4 for the Southern New York State VEX Robotics State Championship. Despite the inclement winter weather, there was a great turnout for a full day of competition in which teams battled each other with robots created from VEX EDR.
Participants squared off in the VEX Robotics game “In the Zone” which is played by placing colored bases in scoring zones and stacking cones on those bases. Teams came from all over Westchester, as well as from the Bronx and Long Island to compete in Harvey's 21,000 square-foot Fenstermacher Athletic Center.
Harvey had six teams in the competition, and RoboCavs team 6277B with sophomore members Mike Martirano, Grant Doherty, Lucas Cohen, and senior Chris Brennan finished as a Tournament Finalist, and with that qualified for the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, KY this April.
“I’m so proud of our team’s success,” said Harvey’s Director of Robotics, Chris Kelly. “We’re very excited to have so many creative young people assemble on our campus and participate in this championship.”
The RoboCavs are completing a highly successful season in which many of our teams took home tournament titles and recognition. We’re so proud of all our Upper School robotics team members:
Team 6277A - Justin Tebbutt, Noah Bailey, and Courtney Alexander
Team 6277B - Mike Martirano, Grant Doherty, Lucas Cohen, and Chris Brennan
Team 6277C - Amir Gidden and Matt Smalley
Team 6277D - Owen Li, Sebastian Wallach, and Parker Burke
Team 6277E - Samson Gelfand and Bobby Gross
Team 6277F - Josh Shapiro and Ethan Frey
For results of the Southern N.Y. State VEX Robotics Championship, click here.