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Sandy High Robotics does well in world competition

Students traveled to California to compete at Vex World Tournament


The Sandy High School Robotics Club had a successful weekend at the Vex World Tournament in Anaheim, Calif. Out of 431 teams from 25 countries, one of Sandy’s robots took fourth place.

The robotics team sent 10 students to compete at worlds, and several family and friends made the trip with them. by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - SHS Robotics Club students will return from California in victory.

“It was great to have so many come together and support the kids at the venue,” said Melissa Newberry, adding there was a lot of work to do transporting robots and materials.

Robot 1460J, operated by Nate Kentnern, Josh Paugh and Josh Anderson, won the technology division of the tournament and went on to place fourth in the overall competition.

Robot 1460B, operated by Jakob Eslinger and Mason Colbry, placed 18th in the math division, and 1460G, with Matt Dunlap and Paul Tidball, finished 52nd in the science division.

Team captain Justin Newberry and team member Leis Colbry also traveled to California to root for their team.

The Sandy High robotics team is returning from Anaheim on Wednesday, April 30, just in time to participate in the Main Street First Friday event May 2. by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Sandy Robot 1460J was named champion of the competitions technology division and went on to place fourth overall.

The team will showcase its winning robots from 5-8 p.m. outside the Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd. Visitors can come by to drive a robot and learn about the Sandy club.