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GHS Robowranglers Go to China, Aug. 7

On August 7th, the Robowranglers will travel to China to participate in the China Urban Youth Robotics Alliance (CUYRA) 2nd annual China Robotics Challenge. “The purpose of this event is to invite experienced teams from around the world to help and train teams in China to run their own robotics event” said Director of Robotics and Robowranglers coach, Adrienne Emerson. The Robowranglers were chosen for the opportunity because of their experience in building robots, running events, and the help that they offered to numerous Chinese robotics teams that attended the Las Vegas regional in March.

During the two week trip, members of the team will visit three different areas of China and enjoy a trip sponsored by CUYRU and GISD. The team will undergo the 16 hour flight to Hong Kong where they will be able to sight-see for the first three days. Next, they’ll travel to Shenzhen to host several conferences for Chinese robotics teams. CUYRA has also organized a two-day trip to Guilin for the team to enjoy some leisurely activities and more sight-seeing. The Robowranglers will then return to Shenzhen for the four day competition at the University Town of Shenzhen.

Traveling from GHS are Stefanie Anthony, Kaden Denuyl, Caleb Larsen, Madison Kroncke, William Powell, Andrew Walker, Nick Ruprecht, Coleman Avants, Kritika Gautam, Rachel Doby, and Kolton Evans. Teachers traveling are Adrienne Emerson, George Kroncke, and Colin Nobles. Mentors traveling are Jay Trzaskos, John V-Neun, Ricky Quinones, and Art Dutra from Innovation First and Monty Wineinger from L-3 Mission Integration.

For more information about the competition or the Robowranglers, contact Adrienne Emerson at