The Reicher Engineering and Robotics Program adds TAPPS State Champions to their long list of honors and accolades this school year. The TAPPS Robotics State Championship- FIRST Tech Challenge was held on May 12 at the Waco Convention Center. The TAPPS Robotics season runs in conjunction with the normal FIRST® season.
Reicher Robotics competed in the FTC Waco League at three matches on November 16th, November 30th, December 12th, and won all three. At the Waco League Championship on January 20th, they earned yet another first place, as well as the Motivate Award, the Inspire Award, Tournament Alliance Champions, and a trip to compete at the FTC North Texas Regional competition on February 10th. Reicher’s outstanding performance at Regional earned the team yet another first place victory and a trip to compete at FTC South Super-Regional Championship, over spring break in Athens, Georgia. At Super-Regional the Reicher Robotics team qualified to participate in the First World Championship which was held last week in Houston, Texas, April 17th through April 21st. The team won round after round throughout the week of the World Championship Competition, advancing to the semi-final round in the World Jemison Division. Reicher Robotics won two rounds in the semi-finals advancing to the final round for the Jemison division where they took Jemison Division Runner-up and tied for third-place overall at the World Championship level. After the outstanding performance at the World Championship Competition, the Cougars then returned to Waco and competed in the TAPPS First Tech Challenge Competition on May 12, adding TAPPS State Champions to their long list of honors and accolades this school year. Congratulations to the Reicher Robotics team and coaches for their extraordinary achievement. These students have proven to be among the best and brightest engineering and STEM students in the World!