Two JCSD Robotics team reach FIRST Tech Challenge Super Regional!

Congratulations to JCSD’s  FIRST Tech Challenge robotics teams, Live Wires and Disco Duckbots for a fantastic League Championship this past weekend at Nevada High School.  The teams finished their preliminary robotic rounds ranked 7th and 10th respectively and were paired together as the Fourth Alliance. In a huge upset, the two Johnston teams beat the First Place Alliance teams 2-0 in a best of three competition. The all-Johnston (both rookie teams) then went on to the finals to face the 2nd Place Alliance teams and ultimately fell in defeat 2-1. With such a strong showing, Live Wires and Disco Duckbots were both chosen to advance on to the Super Regional at John Deere Financial.

Also advancing from Johnston, are two community-based teams, T.H.O.R. and Team Thunder.  T.H.O.R. won the Inspire Award and Team Thunder won the Control Award. 

Disco Duckbots Team Members from Summit Middle School

  • Melvin Akakpo
  • Luna Ceradsky
  • Joseph Cramer
  • Benjamin Cramer
  • Mitchell Driscoll
  • Kathir Kalyanaraman
  • Owen McCormick
  • Zachary Quartell
  • Sejal Sharma
  • Shreyas Shrestha
  • Sruthi Vallabhajosyla
  • Anthony Wang
  • Lauren Wessling

Team Thunder Team Members

  • Eshaan Chandani
  • Rohan Devadas
  • Anita Dinakar
  • Anjali Kumar
  • Nathan Morgan
  • Kabir Patel
  • Jeffrey Zou

Team T.H.O.R.

  • Karshana Kalyanaraman
  • Inesh Gogenini
  • Patrick Yang
  • Stella Zeng
  • Duncan Christakos
  • Nichlus Jaeger

Team Live Wire

  • Caden Davis
  • Pakhi Gupta
  • Sophia Hillabolt
  • Christopher Lehman
  • Netachi Nwizu
  • Anirudh Soni
  • Laird Tovar
  • Nathan Waters
  • Erica Waters