Western Mechatronics co-founders Ian Wang and Jonathan Zhou were featured in a local newspaper! Check out the article below.
Over the past week, three WestMech teams competed at the US OPEN national tournament. This tournament is the second biggest tournament in the world and 93 of the best robotics teams competed in it. Our teams brought back many W's from the tournament, representing Canada on the world stage!
Team 210y had a record of 11-2, ranking SECOND overall in their division. Although they were eliminated in semifinals, they won the Build Award and the Sportsmanship Award. Many judges, competitors, adults, and refs considered their robots one of the best robots at the event.
Team 2088Z was ranked 1st in their division for the first half of qualifications, but due to a few bad calls, ended qualifications ranked 21st. They were eliminated in the round of 16 but secured the finalist trophy for the mega alliance challenge! They also scored a combined skills score of 463, making them the 8th ranked high school team in all of Canada!
Team 2088F held one of the highest win point ratios of all the teams in the tournament, with their autonomous win point routine being one of the best of all teams at US Open. They scored a combined skills score of 322, making them the 9th ranked middle school team in all of Canada! They ranked 13th in their division out of 42 teams and ended as quarterfinalists.
Also, Western Mechatronics mentor Justin Zhou won the Mentor of the Year Award! Thank you so much for all your hard work.
Up next is the world championship, happening in Dallas this May. We're going all out to bring home some more hardware!