Haverford Stampede VEX Robotics Tournament
March 4, 2013
The Haverford School will host the 2nd Annual Haverford Stampede VEX Robotics Tournament on March 9. Middle and high school robotics teams – 86 of them – played 2-minute matches throughout the day, two robots vs. two robots, trying to place half-pound beanbags in scoring troughs 15 or 30 inches high. Teams included students representing schools from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Ontario, Canada.
Haverford School results:
Team 169 A – Evan Kuritzkes, Form VI; Jonathan Paras, Form V; Frank Bonini, Form V; and Sam Shaw, Form III were on the Tournament Champions alliance, and were awarded the High School Excellence award (The Excellence Award is given to the overall top team. The recipient of this award is a team that exemplifies overall excellence in building a well-rounded VEX robotics program. This team excels in many areas and is a shining example of dedication, devotion, hard work and teamwork. It is the highest honor given out in the VEX Robotics Competition.)
Teams 169 B and 169 C strongly competed through the elimination divisional semifinals (where they were competing against 169 A): Teams 169 B – Ryan Hughes, Form V; Mason Hall, Form IV; Jared Welsh, Form IV; and Ben Quan, Form IV Team 169 C – Josh White, Form VI; Isaiah Jones, Form VI; Tim Delaney, Form IV; Andrew Clark, Form III
Tournament finalists were the "all Haverford" alliance of teams 169D, 169E, and 169F: 169 D – Arjun Jagasia, Form III; Colin McCloskey, Form III; and Shane Veno, Form V 169 E – William Ye, Form V; Tim Maguire, Form IV; Joon Sun Hong, Form III; and Juan Eckert, Form III 169 F – Josh White, Form VI
This was a mixed age group tournament, so Middle School teams competed against High School teams all day long. 169 V – Harper Weigle, Tyler Fabiano, Shea Dennis – had some challenges, but are ready to get them fixed for Worlds! 169 W – Jake Glunk, Michael Feng, Robbie Chen – personal best, competing through the quarterfinals. 169 X - Craig Cullen, Mohid Khan, (Cal Williams and Will Glaser were not able to attend) – had a good day, competing through the the quarterfinals. 169 Y – Stevie Boerner, Alex Karlson, Deam Manko, Scott Shaw, Chris Williams had a good day, but they lost a very close match in the semifinals. 169 Z – Jack Brown, Naren Mathawan – personal best, competing through the quarterfinals.
Joe Cox was awarded the VEX Partner award, which is presented to an organization that consistently supports students and schools as they pursue excellence in the VEX Robotics Competition.
For their consistent support, parents Cindy and Mike Shaw were each presented with the Volunteer award.