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Tin Man VII Robot Competition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Myrna Whitehead
Plainview High wins robot competition at SPC
REESE CENTER – The B-52 Flying Fortress team from Plainview High School was crowned champions in the Tin Man VIII South Plains College Robotics Class Robot Battle. The event was held Friday (May 4) in Building Six on the Reese campus.
The contest featured nine teams representing students in the electronics technology program from both campuses and three teams from Plainview High School.
The Orange Teams represented the Reese campus. Participants were Gargamel – Jaxon Bean of Plains, Luis Contreras of Lubbock, Matt Thomas of Katy and Luke D. Robertson of Snyder; Copperhead – James F. Hennesay and Manual H. Garcia, both of Lubbock, James A. Anderson of Childress and Jake W. Hargett of Coleman; and Wonka’s Revenge – Geno Olivarez of Spur, Ryne Trout of Snyder, Taylon Garrett of Anton and Leslie Bullard of Amarillo. Wonka’s Revenge lost in the finals to the team from PHS.
The Blue Teams represented the Levelland campus. Participants were Hellachopper – David Little of Lubbock and Aaron Moore of Brownfield; The Punisher – Dillon Whiteley of Plains and Eulid Escamilla of Levelland; and Honey Badger – Roger Smith of Whitharral and Lucas Johnson of Whiteface.
The Red Team represented Plainview High. Participants were American Muscle: The rise of the fallen – Brett Ferguson, Kalen Riley, Taylor McCasland and John Thoebe; Plainview Punk – David Barkley, Edgar Hernandez and Edgar A. Hernandez; and B-52 Flying Fortress – Trae Greigo and Grant Ratliff.
A panel of three judges was comprised of Krystyn Scott, an SPC alumni from Water Valley; Andrew Ruiz, Registrar at SPC; and Mike St. Clair, instructor in Industrial Manufacturing at SPC.
The Electronic and Manufacturing Technologies Program includes the Robotics course as part of the electronics curriculum. Industrial robotics is emphasized throughout the curriculum.
For more information, contact Bill Tackett, instructor in electronics technology at Reese, at (806) 716-2297.