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LRHS senior Zachary Geiger works on his robot

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Vex Robotics Mustangs have been preparing and are ready for their upcoming state competition scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 26 in Tallahassee.

Senior Zachary Geiger explained, “I think this year’s states will be very competitive, but we will actually have a good chance to making it to the world championship.”

The team being sent to the state competition consists of senior Zachary Geiger, sophomore Wesley Geiger, freshman Austin Bruce, junior Holden Chope, and junior Ty Dauphas.

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The goal of the VEX competition is for the team to use robots they constructed to compete in a game against other robots.  The machines race to stack hubs and rings onto the teams’ alliance platform in a certain time frame.

VEX Robotics combines engineering and programming skills to construct and program robots in a way that would be able to fulfil the goals of the competition.

If they qualify, the Mustangs will compete in the world championship that will take place in Dallas, Texas.