|Robot Name:||Puck Launcher|
|Grade Level:||High School|
|World Skills Rank:||727|
Team Name: Shoot 'N Score. Our schools do not have robotics teams, so we decided to partner and start our own team last. We have been playing hockey since we were 4 years old and out of our passion for hockey our team name was developed. Ben Badhorn: My name is Ben Badhorn and I am 13 years old. I play ice hockey for AHU U14 Black Knights. I go to Basha Advanced Middle School and I am in 8th grade. I have been doing robotics for three years with Vex, including this year. I enjoy building things including robotics and things with cardboard. I am interested in coding and I enjoy math. Kyler Harden: My name is Kyler Harden and I am 13 years old. I play ice hockey for AHU U14 Black Knights. I go to Highland Jr. High School’s Gifted and Talented program. I am in 8th grade. I have done Vex robotics for 2 years, including this year. I enjoy building robots, and repairing broken electronics. This year my favorite subjects in school have been Stem, Industrial Tech and Math.
2017-2018: We entered 7 regional competitions this year. Our goal was to make it to Worlds for Middle School this year and we did! We are proud of our season as we typically have to compete against the High School Teams! We are currently ranked first in the state of AZ for Skills Competition (including High School) and ranked in the top 30 worldwide for Middle School. We earned the following awards through competitions this year: AZ State Middle School Competition: Tournament Champions Middle School Excellence Award (2): Willis Jr High In the Zone; Central AZ Vex Tournament Excellence Award (1): Tonopah Valley VRC Qualifier Robot Skills Champions (3): Tonopah Valley VRC Qualifier; Willis Jr High In the Zone; DRHS State Qualifier Design Award (1): DRHS Qualifier Build Award (1): Queen Creek Annual VRC Tournament Tournament Champions (2): Tonopah Valley VRC Qualifier; Willis Jr High In the Zone
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