The Hamburg and Crossett robotics teams competed in a tournament in Monticello on Friday and two elementary students from the Lion Pride B team and a Crossett Middle Schoool team are moving on to compete at the state level.

Hunter Lipsmeyer and Haley Cossey won the Teamwork Champion award and ranked fourth overall out of 18 teams in the Monticello VEX IQ Robotics tournament. They played in six matches and scored an average of 23. 42 points per match. The win was enough to qualify Lipsmeyer and Cossey to compete at the state level.

The Crossett Middle School team placed second overall and third in skills division. They were partnered with Blue Heat from Bryant and won in the semi finals 27 to 16, but lost in the finals 21 to 16.

This tournament was the first ever for Crossett’s elementary team and they finished 17th overall, but received second place in the Skills division.  

Hamburg had two teams that went to the competition to compete in the middle school division as well.

Hamburg’s team named HMS ranked sixth place and the team named Lion Bots placed eighth out of 19 teams.

HMS was paired with a team from Bryant for the quarterfinals and the semi finals.

In the quarterfinals HMS and Bryant were able to score a combined total of 28 to the opponents’ seven, but in the semifinals they scored eight to their opponents’ 18.

The middle school teams did not qualify for state, but there are still several qualifying matches before the middle school state championship event.

The elementary and middle school state competitions will be in Russellville in March.

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