St. Mary’s Wired Knights Compete

The Wired Knights robotics team from St. Mary’s School in Greensburg,
Indiana had very successful season once again. In the last four
competition seasons they have taken 5 different teams to the state
finals. One year they had 2 teams competing in the championship round.

On November 12, 2023, they competed at Center Grove Middle School in
Greenwood, Indiana against 30 other teams from central Indiana. The team
finished in second place in the robot performance games.
This result allowed them to advance to the semi-state round held in
Evansville at the University of Southern Indiana on Dec 10th.
The Knights competed against 39 teams from south/central Indiana and did
very well. They finished 3rd for robot performance games and after their
presentation came in 2nd overall in the Semi-State competition. This
success allowed them to continue to the championship round.

On Jan. 20 , 2024, the Wired Knight competed in the Indiana “FIRST” LEGO
League State Championship. The tournament was hosted by Westfield High
School. The top 36 teams from around the state competed.
The Knights finished 4th place in the state in the main event, the robot
performance games.

St. Mary’s Wired Knights team members include
Pictured left to right.
Front row: David Lutterbach, John Harpring, Jacob Roell
Back row: Coaches Rick Kramer & Chris Harpring, Cole Alexander (middle),
Coach Matt Roell, Zachery Roell

The organization “FIRST” (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and
Technology) was founded in 1989 by inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen.
The competition includes 3 presentations, core values, robot design, and
a stem research project.
After a morning of presentations in front of professional judges, all
teams compete in head to head robot challenges. The robots are designed,
built, and programmed by the team ahead of time, to complete missions on
a game field.

Submitted by: Rick Kramer

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