To compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition league, teams adhere to strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time restriction to hone their teamwork skills, build and program their robots, and compete against highly competitive opponents. Tiger Nation is ranked 45 out of 183 teams in Texas and is a first-year rookie team within the FIRST Robotics league. Despite the fact that Tiger Nation has faced teams with substantially more experience, the team has already earned top honors at multiple weekend tournaments.
On March 23, at the ending of the three-day district championship tournament at Greenville High School, Tiger Nation competed against 41 other high school teams and came out on top. The Terrell High School students showcased their strong defensive skills as they maneuvered their robot alongside alliance team members from Rockwall Heath High School and Westlake High School, contributing to the first-place victory.
At their most recent tournament this past weekend, Tiger Nation was recognized for excellent safety as a team, and Terrell High School student, Kennedy Hughes, earned All-Star of the Day.
“I am incredibly proud of the rapid progress we have made during our rookie year in FIRST Robotics,” said Marcus Edwards, Terrell High School robotics teacher. “I am excited about the opportunity to showcase Terrell’s extremely talented engineering students at the state level.”
Tiger Nation will compete against 64 other teams at the state competition. To advance to the international level, teams must place in the top 38 at the tournament. Congratulations to these outstanding Terrell High School students and good luck in Austin this week!