Two Local Robotics Teams Going to World Championship
Two local robotics teams are headed to For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology (FIRST) World Championship in Detroit. Team 772 (Sabre Robotics) and Team 4903 (Mustangs Robotics) are set to compete in the FIRST World Championship on April 25, in Detroit.
The Sabre Bytes Robotics Team 772, from Sandwich Secondary School, LaSalle, Ontario, was established in 2001. Their team consists of approximately 46 high school students and 12 mentors. The team is divided into four sections: Mechanical, Electrical, Programming, and Business (which is further split as Public Relations, and Communications). All of these sections work collaboratively to allow the team to function to its highest potential.
The Mustangs Robotics Team 4903, from Vincent Massey Secondary School, Windsor, Ontario, was established in 2013-2014 with the help of a vice-principal from Sandwich Secondary School (Team 772) who moved to Massey. In their beginning years, they only competed in local events. However, in 2015, they won playoffs and advanced to Worlds. Within their team, they value determination, initiative, and creativity no matter which part of the team you’re on.
“We are very proud of all eight of the local teams that qualified for Provincial Championship and teams 772 and 4903 that are now headed to World Championship in Detroit.” – Larry Koscielski, Chair of Windsor Essex FIRST Robotics
Want to cheer on Team 772 and 4903 in Detroit? You can register as a spectator for FREE here. Your FIRST Championship badge grants access to participant-only activities and adds to the security of the event. FIRST requires all attendees to register and receive a badge. This includes all team mentors/coaches, student team members, volunteers, and general spectators. When you arrive, visit level 2 of the Cobo Center to receive your badge.
You can also download the FIRST Championship App for interactive maps, personalized schedules, activities, team info, volunteer info, alerts, and more.
Can’t make it to Detroit? The live stream will be available on FIRSTtv. Don’t miss shows like PLAYxPLAY (live game commentary), Beyond the Bots (top stories), and more.
Windsor Essex FIRST is a volunteer group that acts as a the regional arm of FIRST Canada and works year round to promote FIRST in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent. Thanks to the effort and dedication of hundreds of volunteers – Windsor-Essex FIRST also coordinates events such as the annual Windsor-Essex FIRST Robotics Competition.