Crockbots prepare for regionals
By Jarann Johnson
Winning a state championship is always exciting and usually the high point of an extra-curricular activity. But for the Center-Stanton Crockbots winning state at the First Tech Challenge means more. Winning state means an invite to FTC Regionals in Iowa next week.
Earning a regional berth is exciting for the Crockbots – a team who’s only been competing for four years. Previously their best showing was second place at the state tournament. Jodi Hintz, the adviser, recalled her team’s feelings at state.
“The first year when we went in we just wanted to compete. We didn’t think we were going to get first place by any means. That morning at state the robot was doing exactly what you want it to do. It was pretty exciting. I think the kids were excited,” Hintz said.