Cyber Knights end another season with trip to World Championship

The Southington High School Cyber Knights have wrapped up their season after competing in the World Championship held in St. Louis.
Travelling with their friends of Team 558 from New Haven’s Hill Regional High School, the Cyber Knights competed in Archimedes, one of four divisions, against 100 robots from five different countries. They traveled together in Dattco’s new UConn Huskies Championship bus, said Team Mentor Sandra Brino, in a press release.
After two days of qualification rounds, 32 out of the 100 robots advanced to the elimination phase in each division. The Cyber Knights were quickly drafted in the first round by the sixth ranked alliance, but ended their run as quarterfinalists, stated Brino in the release.
United Technologies paid the entrance fee for the robotics team.
“The Championship experience was amazing,” said Brino in the release, adding that the Cyber Knights ranked the eighth highest “Offensive Power Rating” in the division of 100 robots.
The Cyber Knights have led a season of successes.
In March, the team won the New England FIRST District event held at Southington High School, bringing home a winning banner for the fourth year in a row.
The Cyber Knights also won the Quality Award for the robustness of their robot named the “F-195 Knighthawk” in honor of the U.S. Air Force, which sponsored Team 195 for the first time this year.
The team then traveled to Boston, coming in second overall during the New England Championship.
“On behalf of the SHS Robotics Mentor team, I would like to thank you all for your continued support for this program,” said Brino in the release.  “Each of you should know that your support is changing lives and inspiring the youth of today for a better tomorrow.”

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