Maple Ridge students win award at their first robotics competition

March 9, 2024

By Brandon Tucker, The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News

A group of Thomas Haney students may not have finished in the top spot at their first-ever robotics competition, but they did get a major victory nonetheless.

The high school students, known collectively as ThunderTech Robotics, went up against more than 35 other teams at the FIRST Robotics Competition in Victoria from Feb. 28 to March 2.

ThunderTech Robotics founder Matvey Okoneshnikov explained that the team fluctuated in the rankings throughout the weekend, but he was very happy with how the team performed overall.

“We briefly reached third out of 36 teams thanks to our students’ hard work,” said Okoneshnikov. “However, technical issues from collisions on the field ultimately placed us at 23rd. These challenges, while tough, have been valuable learning experiences.”

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