Texas Torque Wins Big; Moves On To 2017 FIRST Robotics World Championship!

Texas Torque Robotics Team 1477 won big on March 18th. They competed at the FIRST in Texas Lone Star Central Regional event in Houston. Texas Torque, a student-led team of Conroe and Woodlands area high school students, built a robot for this year’s theme challenge of Steamworks, and took flight in their airship race. The kids were supported by their mentors, Scott Rippetoe, Sherry Coats, Matt Davies and Karen Humes.

The robot battled to score the most points by gathering and shooting balls, scoring gears and climbing a rope. Texas Torque’s alliance partners were The NASA Robonauts and the tCATS from Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico. After a fierce battle in the quarterfinals the team advanced to semifinals and moved on to clinch the Lone Star Central Regional win.

In addition to winning regional, Texas Torque took home the acclaimed Chairman’s Award for the third time. The Chairman’s Award recognizes the team who demonstrates the greatest commitment to spreading a passion for science and technology in their community.

Texas Torque FIRST Robotics Houston
Texas Torque wins big in March 2017 FIRST in Texas robotics competition.

Texas Torque will be hosting the Lone Star North Regional on April 1-2 at The Woodlands College Park High School. It’s a free event and open to the public.

They have also advanced to compete in the 2017 FIRST Robotics World Championship to be held April 19- 22 at Minute Maid Park, The Toyota Center and The George R. Brown Convention Center, also open to the public. Texas Torque was part of the alliance that won the 2013 FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) World Championship.

Come cheer on Texas Torque as they compete for another world championship!

Lone Star Regional Robotics Competition, The Woodlands

Saturday, April 1 – Sunday April 2
The Woodlands College Park High School
3701 College Park Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77384

2017 FIRST Robotics World Championship

Thursday, April 19 – Saturday, April 22
George R. Brown Convention Center
Minute Maid Park


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