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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Pineapple Posse heads to Dallas for World Championships

This is a big week for the Windom Eagles Robotics’ Pineapple Posse (7192C). The trio of senior Dylan Serreyn and juniors Carter Allen and Ethan Brockman will compete in the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championships in Dallas, Texas, Thursday through Saturday.

The championships will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas.

The high school schedule starts Thursday with inspection and team setup in the pit area from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Opening ceremonies run from 1 to 2 p.m. All teams must be checked in by 5:30 p.m.

On Friday, qualification matches will be held from 1 to 7 p.m.

Saturday qualification matches run from 8:15 a.m. to noon with alliance selection from noon to 12:30 p.m. Divisional playoffs and awards take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m., with overall playoffs, closing ceremonies and the VEX Robotics 2023 Game Unveil running from 5 to 7 p.m.

“The boys have completely torn apart their robot and rebuilt it,” says Windom Robotics coach Jill Defries. “I think they’re staying with the same design that they had for the state competition; they’re just adding a conveyor to pick up the rings. Being able to pick up the rings has been a big determining factor in the final score, so it’s definitely an important added feature.”

For more on the trio’s trip to the World Championships, see the story in the May 4 issue of the Cottonwood County Citizen on newsstands Wednesday.

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