ROCKWALL, Texas – Gordon Cooper Technology Center’s robotics team, Sprockets FIRST Team #2341, won the North Texas Tournament of Robots Sunday, Oct. 13, at Utley Middle School.
The tournament championship was Sprockets’ first in program history. The tournament featured more than 30 teams from Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas as well as a team from Mexico.
Sprockets, a FIRST affiliate, is comprised of students form GCTC’s Pre-Engineering Academy coming from area school districts including Bethel, Chandler, Meeker, North Rock Creek, Prague, Shawnee and Tecumseh.
On its way to the championship, Sprockets won all of its elimination matches including a semifinal match that ended with a video review. In the finals, Sprockets won 67-55 and 73-65 to take the tournament title.
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Sprockets FIRST Team 2341
(Bottom row from left to right)
Makayla C. – Tecumseh; Caleb R. – Shawnee; Victoria B. – Chandler; Laura F. – Home School; Cloe S. – Prague
(Middle row from left to right)
Lori F. (Mentor); Keenan M. – North Rock Creek; Byron C. – Tecumseh; Christina A. – Prague; Emma M. – North Rock Creek
(Top row from left to right)
Roger F. (Mentor); John C. – Bethel; David H. (Mentor); Jacob M. – Tecumseh; Danny J. – Tecumseh; Tansy B. – North Rock Creek; Aaron B. (Mentor); Madison E. – Meeker; Jillian A. – Chandler