Saguaro High robotics team to compete in World Competition

After winning the Arizona East Regional Finals of the First Robotics Competition, Saguaro High School’s robotics team—Team 4146 Sabercats—are headed to the FRC World Competition in April.

The World Competition will be held April 22 in St. Louis, Missouri. Team

The team secured their spot at the world championship with the win at the FRC 2015 Arizona East Regional Competition, held March 20-21 in Chandler. During the competition, Team 4146 Sabercats was allied with two other teams from Tempe and Tucson. All three were named the champions of the regional competition.

4146 Sabercats, led by club mentor and coach Chris Brandt, is working to raise money to pay for lodging and travel costs associated with attending the world championship through the fundraising website Go Fund Me. Their page can be found at www.gofundme.com/sabercatrobotics.

Saguaro’s team also won the Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories in the regional competition.

Robotics innovation is a strong tradition at Scottsdale Unified School District. Earlier this month, five robotics teams from Hohokam Traditional School and Mohave Middle School competed in two robotics state competitions. The three Mohave teams qualified for the 2015 VEX World Championship. Many Mohave alumni joined the Saguaro’s robotics team.

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