VEX Robotics winners gear up for world championship in Kentucky

66 teams competed in the state championship at OCC

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Students from across New York State visited Onondaga Community College on Saturday for the final leg of the VEX robotics competition.

66 teams competed at the state championship, the most ever in the event's four year history.

The program helps teach kids about engineering, teamwork and problem solving.

This year they had to navigate giant jacks and cubes over a three foot high fence, scoring points for each one they conquered.

"The kids like to work with the robots and like to have that hands-on experience where they can build something that they created or concepted and turned it into an actual robot out here that's competing," said Bryan English.

Tournament champions come from Baldwinsville, Sandy Creek and Oswego.

They are headed to the world championships in Kentucky in April.

Winners include:

Excellence Award (VRC/VEXU)

5221D Corcoran SCSD

Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU)

9282A Freezing Code Robotics Club

34000Z Sandy Creek Central School

7323A Baldwinsville CSD

Design Award (VRC/VEXU)

174A Liverpool High School

Tournament Finalists (VRC/VEXU)

4305A Granville Jr//Sr High School

8828B Blue Streak Robotics INC

8876E Queensbury UFSD

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