2023 ORMS Robotics Teams

Oyster River Middle School Robotics Teams Qualify for World Championships
Posted on 03/08/2023
This is the image for the news article titled Oyster River Middle School Robotics Teams Qualify for World ChampionshipsDURHAM – Superintendent James Morse and Principal Jay Richard wish to congratulate Oyster River Middle School robotics teams on their recent successes at the 2023 NH/VT VEX IQ Challenge Slapshot State Championship.

This event held on Feb. 19 welcomed students from New Hampshire and was hosted by Manchester Community College. This event also served as a qualifier for the 2023 VEX IQ Challenge World Championship.

The event was tournament-style, and 12 Oyster River teams competed among 40 teams.

The following five Oyster River teams earned qualifications to compete at the 2023 VEX IQ Challenge World Championship. The event will be held from April 30 to May 2 in Dallas.

Team 2820A, the LU-natics, finished first overall in the Teamwork Challenge. They also won the Excellence Award, a Robot Skills Champion Award, and a Teamwork Champion Award. Team members are Andrew Lu, Fiona Liu, and Olivia Liu.

Team 2820D, Straight Outta Durham, finished second overall in the Skills Challenge, won the Teamwork 2nd Place Award which qualified them for Worlds, and the Amaze Award. Team members are Eli Evans, Cal Kimball, James Saunders, Brayden Alvarez, and Xander Ahn.

Team 2820B, the AutoBots, finished fourth in the Skills Challenge, and received a Teamwork Champion Award which qualified them for Worlds. Team members are Sid Arthanat, Tino Leo, Ian Zhou, Advait Govindarajula, and Yash Joglekar.

Team 2820E, Five Guys, finished fifth in the Skills Challenge. Team members are Yizhou Zhao, Jack Howey-Clark, Samuel Li, Sanchin Webber, and Thomas Mullins.

Team 2820M, the Mighty Monkeys, finished seventh in the Skills Challenge and won the Design Award which qualified the team for Worlds. Team members are Rina Han, Diya Sridharan, Sid Sanjay, and Arwa Alnazer.

“We are very proud of our robotics students," Principal Richard said. “Their accomplishments reflect their dedication and work ethic. In addition, I would like to thank and acknowledge our robotics program leaders, John Silverio, Jason Duff, and Jade Terrill for their commitment to the program.”

“Oyster River students have, again, demonstrated their innovation and ingenuity,” Superintendent Morse said. “We are proud of all teams who took part in the competition and look forward to following the qualified teams’ journey to the 2023 VEX IQ Challenge World Championship in Dallas.”

To view the webcast of this event, click here.