Mountain Home High School’s FIRST Robotics Team, also known as the Bomb Squad, finished first this past weekend at the 2020 FIRST Robotics Arkansas Regional at Barton Coliseum in Little Rock.
The Mountain Home team went 7-2 in qualification matches to earn a No. 3 ranking. The team was the captain of the third-seeded alliance selecting teams from New Orleans and Knoxville, Tennessee, to work with in the elimination tournament.
The team went 6-0 in the elimination tournament despite both alliance partners being knocked over during one of the semifinals matches.
In addition to winning the tournament, the Bomb Squad received the Industrial Design Award for its robot, Warthog.
The team competes again at the Smokey Mountain Regional in Knoxville, Tennessee, March 26-28. For more information about the team, visit them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at FRC Team 16, or at the website frcteam16.org.
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