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Jr. and Sr. High Robotics Team is Ready for the New Season

The Jr. and Sr. High robotics team, Team Torch, has begun their FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) season. This year’s challenge is called “Velocity Vortex”. During the challenge there is a 30-second autonomous period where the robot completes preprogrammed tasks followed by an exciting two-minute task controlled by the robot’s driver. Watch this video to see a demo of this year’s game.

Three veteran team members from last year’s team that made it all the way to the FTC World Championship have returned this year: Stephanie Ramirez (10th grade), Noah Trist (11th grade), and Marcus Fernandez (12th grade). New to this year’s team are Joshua Bradley (7th grade), Madison Trist (7th grade), Sean Anderson (10th grade), Madison Marasa (12th grade), Michael Campion (12th grade), and Noah Ramirez (12th grade).

Team Torch is coached by robotics teacher Rick Loomis and assistant coach, parent, and chief engineer, Bill Anderson, and mentored by Allan Fetherston, electrician; Rodney Stiver, senior engineer; and Emery Nolasco, mechanical engineer; as well as Centers of Learning alumni Travis Day and Talor Anderson, former Team Torch members.

Good luck Team Torch! Check back for updates throughout the season.

Update: Find out how the team did at their first league match of the season.