FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Middle School’s robotics teams topped off a successful rookie season with an appearance last week at the 2017 VEX World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky.
MO’ Peeps, Team 1375A, finished 24th out of 80 teams in the Opportunity Division. Even MO’ Peeps, Team 1375B, finished 44th out of 80 teams in the Spirit Division, according to a press release. In total, the 160 competing middle school teams represented more than 30 countries.
Throughout the tournament, the Carman-Ainsworth teams were paired with alliance partners from the United States, Colombia, China, Singapore and Russia.
Even though the two teams did not advance beyond the division qualifying rounds, they held their own against some of the top teams in the world. In fact, during the qualifying rounds,
Team 1375B beat eventual world champion Team 8193D from China.
Team 8193D shared the middle school world championship with another team from China and one from Singapore. In VEX Robotics tournaments, teams compete in two-team alliances during qualifying rounds. During the elimination rounds, the alliances expand to three teams. For complete results: www.robotevents.com/ robot-competitions/vex-roboticscompetition/ RE-VRC-17-4885.html