On Saturday December 13th, two of Hillsboro's Robotics teams traveled to Newark, Ohio to compete in the Licking Valley VEX Qualifier. The two teams were: Bravo Squad, composed of Abby K and Jake S and Charlie Squad composed of Lane W, Evan F, and Will H. In all, 42 teams from 10 schools competed.
The event began with each team playing five qualifying matches with a randomly selected alliance partner against another randomly selected two team alliance. Bravo Squad's record was 4-1 while Charlie Squads record was 3-2. After the qualifying matches, Bravo Squad was seeded third; Charlie Squad was seeded 12th.
Bravo Squad chose Charlie Squad as their alliance partners for the eliminations round; it was a good matchup. They breezed through their first three elimination matches to face the Pickerington High School alliance teams in the Finals. Hillsboro won that event 75-20 scoring the most points in a match of any alliance that day.
This was the second team victory for Charlie Squad this year and the first for Bravo Squad. Earlier, at North Union Alpha Squad won the Excellence Award so Hillsboro now has three high school teams qualified for state competition in March.