High school students compete at robotics competitionFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Teens from all over the country competed to be the best of the best.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Teens from all over the country competed to be the best of the best.
Hundreds of middle and high schoolers filled the Fargo Civic Center for the robotics regionals.
And it was loud.
Just beyond these doors it's loud, it's crazy and this is a competition these teens have been working for, for over thirteen weeks.
Rakem Gage/Dickinson: "The BEST competition is the most exhilarating time in my life."
Rakem Gage is a member of a 27-manned team.
Gage: "And there's something for everybody to be able to do."
And with three years’ experience under his belt, he knows the drill.
Gage: "They really wanted to see how well you could collaborate as a team."
Whichever position your filling, like the driver, a marketer or even part of the spirit squad, mental prep is most important.
Gage: "If you're sitting there freaking out, spazzing out, like oh no we don't have time for this, we don't have time for this, this, this, you really have to make sure that you don't do that."
For those of you who think who think you have to be a genius, think again.
Hannah Anderson/Breckenridge: "This isn't just for smart people, for geeks. It's really for anyone."
Hannah Anderson sits in as a vice president.
Works with the table display.
And she's a first timer.
Anderson: "There's no specific way to build the robot. But there are certain tasks that the robot needs to do."
Each team is given a list of part they need to use, and projects they have to complete.
And in like any sport, how well they execute, is how they win.
Gage: "You need to be physically fit in order to be a sportsman or booth cause there's always that one time when you have to cheer and move around and you never really get to sit still."
Central Lakes Robotics of Fergus Falls took home the top title.