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SMBLY Required Heading to FIRST World Championship: But First Stop - LA North Regional March 14-17


Congratulations to SMBLY REQUIRED Team 5805 for taking second place at the OC Regional FIRST Robotics Competition Tournament on March 2. Their success earned them a wildcard qualification to the FIRST World Championship in Houston, Texas on April 17-20, making this the third time in four years that SMBLY REQUIRED has qualified to attend. Our Eagles brought their robot, Saint Raymond (named in honor of Principal Raymond Dunne), and teamed up with Quantum Leap Team 4079 from Oxford Academy and Surf City Vikings Team 4276 from Marina High School during playoff rounds to compete against other top ranked teams. With the combined efforts of the alliance and impressive student teamwork, SMBLY REQUIRED's alliance competed in exciting matches during finals and became one of the 2019 OC Regional Finalists. All members of the team contributed to the design, building, programming, and operation of the robot throughout the season, as well as business tasks. SMBLY REQUIRED was successfully led by their Drive Team: Andrew Devine, William Iadarola, Christopher Crede, Aidan Boyd, Nico Scialdone, and Libby Katzman. A special thanks to Ms. Beauchamp and Mrs. Ji Langenfeld from SMCHS Communications for coming out to cheer on our Eagles at the event!

This weekend the SM Robotics team will take Saint Raymond to compete against 36 teams in the LA North Regional Tournament in Santa Clarita on March 14th-17th.  Matches will stream live on www.thebluealliance.com so tune in to watch SMBLY REQUIRED Team 5805 blast into DEEP SPACE once again. Check out photos and videos from regional tournaments and stay updated by following SMBLY REQUIRED on Twitter @SMblyRequired and on Instagram @SMblyRequired5805.

SMBLY REQUIRED would like to thank APPLIED MEDICAL, the SMCHS MOTHER'S CLUB, BOEING, SOLIDWORKS, EXACT, and FREEDOM NATIONAL INSURANCE for their generous sponsorships and support of our 2018-19 robotics season. Please contact Mr. Jason Lawrence at lawrencej@smhs.org for any information regarding SMCHS Robotics Team.