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VEXMEN Team 91C Cyclops "In the Zone" at Parkland High School Qualifier Tournament
Brandywine Robotics VEXMEN Team 91C Cyclops, sponsored by Laser-View Technologies, were named High School Division Qualifier Tournament Champions January 6, 2018 at Parkland High School in Allentown, PA
Over 30 VEX robotics teams squared off January 6, 2018 at Parkland High School in Allentown, PA in the High School Division Qualifier competition. During the skills competition teams competed in the 2017-2018 VEX Robotics challenge titled In the Zone, which tests the ability of a team's robot to build stacks of traffic pylon-like cones and place them in various scoring zones on a 12' x 12' playing field.
In addition to their strong finish in the skills competition, the Team 91C Cyclops earned the Excellence Award based on evaluation in multiple categories: tournament ranking, programming skills, and performance in all other award categories.
For this event Team 91C, sponsored by Laser-View Technologies, consisted of Morgan Miller, Nick Lubeck, and Alexandra Lehman, who have competed, together and individually, in various robotics competitions over the past 8 years. The team has won multiple awards and honors at every level of competition, most notably a dramatic come-from-behind win at the 2017 TSA National Championship in June.
Wins earlier in the season had already qualified VEXMEN Team 91C Cyclops to compete in the upcoming Eastern PA State Championships and National Competitions. The result at the Parkland High School competition is still significant, however, because winning the Excellence Award qualifies the team to compete for the Excellence Award in subsequent tournaments. Upcoming tournaments include not only the State and National competitions, but also the VEX World Championship tournament to be held in Louisville, KY in March. The VEX Robotics World Championship is a one-of-a-kind robotics experience involving over 1400 teams from 30+ countries as they compete to become the next World Champions.
About VEX Robotics
VEX Robotics is a leading provider of educational and competitive robotics products to schools, universities, and robotics teams around the world. The company partners with the non-profit REC Foundation to support the world's largest and fastest-growing competitive robotics program for elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges.
About Brandywine Robotics (VEXMEN)
Brandywine Robotics is the charitable non-profit organization that supports VEXMEN. VEXMEN includes 17 High School and Middle School teams comprised of approximately 80 students. Brandywine Robotics also supports FLL (First Lego League) teams that compete regionally and nationally. The organization consists of students mainly from the Downingtown Area School District, which participates in Project Lead the Way, the leading provider of STEM programs in the United States.
About Laser-View Technologies
Laser-View Technologies and its growing family of companies, including Dimetix USA (https://www.dimetix-