2018-2019 Season: Issue 5
End of Elementary Qualifying Season
February 18, 2019
Two TUSD Robotics elementary VEX IQ tournaments were hosted this year on January 19th and January 26th at Orchard Hills School. Eleven TUSD elementary schools have official VEX IQ teams who participate in these tournaments and compete against other competitive robotics teams from around Southern California.
The competition was fierce this year, with world-class teams joining our event. We saw robots with innovative designs and exceptional programming. The lessons learned from watching teams from outside TUSD are invaluable and pushes all of us to keep growing and learning. There were also fewer tickets to the California State Championship provided to our tournaments from the REC Foundation due to the fact that the State Championships are now going to be hosted by small event partners instead of at the Pomona Fairgrounds. In addition, the number of VEX IQ teams is growing fast and fewer tickets are available at each tournament.
Next year, the plan will be to host an elementary tournament earlier in the year to give our teams a look at other teams and some practice before the final January tournaments. We are all so proud of what the TUSD Elementary Robotics teams have accomplished in just four years. The coaches have grown tremendously and the kids just getting better each year at building and programming.
TUSD Robotics is very appreciative of all the support from the Tustin Public Schools Foundation and TUSD. None of this would be possible without this joint partnership of support. Thank you so much!
Red Hill Space Makers
Heritage Robot Skills
Lining up the robot to run autonomous code.
TRE and Arroyo Alliance
Teaming up to play in the teamwork competition.
Checking in with a Smile
Ms. Sandland queuing up teams.
It's a High Hang!
Referee Jeff checking to see if the hub slides under the robot.
Interviewing with Judges
Ladera explains their unique design to the judges.
Coach Luned on Robot Skills
Orchard Hills Middle School Coach Lund helping run the Robot Skills Field.
Waiting for some time on the robot skills field.
TMA and Ladera Checking In
Having some fun waiting for a match.
The Support Crew
Orchard Hills MS students referee and emcee the matches with Beckman senior, Ryan Steinman, as head referee.
None of this happens without our IT team running the tournament manager.
Hugo and Gio
Four TUSD Robotics Elementary Teams Headed to the CA State Championships
The State Championship schedule will be:
March 2, 2019: Orchard Hills Teams H and Z in San Diego
March 2, 2019: Tustin Memorial Teams A and B in Paso Robles
Good luck TUSD Robotics teams!