Another Great Success at FTC


Young Hawks Team 7024 competed at Ohio State University in Newark on Saturday, January 10, a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Competition, where a total of 21 teams battled for several awards and high rankings.
Based at Horizon Science Academy Youngstown and coached by Mr. Korkmaz Horizon Hawks took second place in the robot competition portion of the meet.

Each of the 21 teams participated in several matches throughout the entire competition. After these qualification matches, which require vigorous changes and fixes during short time gaps.

Young Hawks emerged in second place. They selected another team to be their alliance partner for the playoff rounds where they competed against another alliance to be the ultimate champion of the meet.
Our team already qualified to Ohio regional tournament since we won the previous competition in Cleveland on January 3, 2015.

Young Hawks will be competing in the qualifying robotics competition on January 24, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We wish all the best to our young engineers.

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