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Cinco Ranch robotics team takes home honors in robotics

By R. Hans Miller, News Editor
Posted 7/10/21

Cinco Ranch High School’s robotics team, 624 CRyptonite, celebrated a victorious week at the San Antonio Alamodome, taking home three coveted awards in the University Interscholastic …

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Cinco Ranch robotics team takes home honors in robotics

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Cinco Ranch High School’s robotics team, 624 CRyptonite, celebrated a victorious week at the San Antonio Alamodome, taking home three coveted awards in the University Interscholastic League’s 2021 UIL Robotics State Championship. The Katy ISD students, who all dyed their hair kryptonite green, took home the Second Place UIL State Winner, Lone Star Division Winner and Overall State Finalist.

“The students arrived energized and ready to compete.  They were extremely proud to showcase the robot they designed and constructed this year,” said Mike Outlaw, long-time team mentor for CRyptonite.

A total of 73 For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – or FIRST – robotics teams participated in the competition that was divided into two divisions – Lone Star and Bluebonnet, according to a press release from KISD. After competing in a dozen preliminary matches in two days, the UIL placed Team 624 CRyptonite in second place for the UIL State Robotics FIRST Division FRC 2021 competition, earning them a silver UIL trophy and corresponding medals.

In the Lone Star Division, the team came in third place and was defeated by the number one ranked team FRC 2714 - BBQ from Dallas. The team went on to compete in the playoffs and after six playoff games they swept through as finalists for the division, earning them a second silver trophy and medal set.

As winners of the Lone Star Division, the team moved on to compete against the top team of the Bluebonnet Division. At the end of the competition, the team pulled in their third set of silver trophies and medals for a trifecta.

The Cinco Ranch team was joined at the competition by the Seven Lakes RoboSpartans and the Tompkins Steel Talons who both made the playoff portion of the Texas Cup Tournament.

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