G.E.A.R. Robotics 2022 Elementary Game Day Results
On Saturday, April 9th 23 members of the Deshazo robotics team traveled to Frenship to compete at the 2022 G.E.A.R. Game Day. This year’s competition was titled “Moonpost” and gave students tasks on their given game mat that would replicate maneuvers of a robot on the moon’s surface. For example, students program their robot to remove “debris” from the outpost location. This “debris” consists of 4 plastic shower rings that the robots must clear from that area. There are many of these tasks that students have to complete to obtain points, and all must be accomplished in under a 2-minute time limit
Deshazo Team 1: Briana Sanchez Salazar, Anthony Anguiano, Zoe Hancock, and Zecheriah Rey-Mendoza finished 31st out of 63 teams
Deshazo Team 2: Dylynn Villanueva, Benjamin Fleming, Taysom Summers, and Alex Hancock finished 7th overall and are in contention for a possible wild card spot in the championship
Deshazo Team 3: Merendy Mendoza, Yareli Casas, Dillan Pierce, and LJ Aldape placed 5th overall and are in contention for a possible wild card spot in the championship
Deshazo Team 4: June Hurst, Abiel Rodriguez, Jaelynn Olivarez, and Eli Jones placed 3rd overall and are also in contention for a possible wild card spot in the championship
Deshazo Team 5: Hadley Burus, Max Tovar, George Hettinga, and Colton Standard won 1st place at the competition and automatically advance to the championship at Texas Tech University on May 14th! They were also given the award for the highest single-round score of the day which was 240 points!
Deshazo Team 6: Tralee Turnbow, Julia McCamish, and Allyson Avila placed 8th overall but received honorable mention Young Engineer’s Award, which placed them into contention for a wild card spot at the championship if their score is in the top 2 of all Young Engineer’s Award Winners across the region.
There are 4 regions of competition: Frenship region, Amarillo region, Lubbock region and Midland region. The last 2 regions finish their Game Day competition on April 23rd. The top 2 teams from each region automatically advance to the championship, then 14 wild card spots will be awarded to the highest scores across all regions. The championship will take place May 14th at Texas Tech University.
Submitted by Deshazo Robotics’ Coach: Christy Butler