The Vexmen of Brandywine Robotics

2010-2011 Vexmen Teams

The 2010 – 2011 season saw explosive growth and victory for the Vexmen. We were awarded the best Middle School team at the 2011 Vex World Championships. We went from 40 kids to over 100 this year, and grew to 15 teams.

We hosted two Vex events at the Downingtown Middle School, attended eleven overall, and won 34 awards.

At World Championships, we sent seven teams making Downingtown the largest contingent for the Middle School division. Team 80 Nightcrawler received the Excellence Award, the highest award presented. Team 81 Gambit won the Think award for their multilevel autonomous and their extensive use of sensors, this is the top programming award given.

Three of the Downingtown teams placed in the top 50 out of the over 100 Middle School teams that were at Worlds. Team 80 Nightcrawler ended up being sixth, but were chosen to be in the #3 alliance. Team 92 Juggernaut finished 29th and Team 23A Phoenix finished in 50th. A very good showing for 92 and 23A’s first trip to the Worlds. Team 81 Gambit finished 59th and were chosen by the number 7 alliance. While Team 82 Wolverine, Team 84 Cyclops and 96 Professor X didn’t fare as well, they had a great time.

The remaining teams that attended the PSU Abington fire fighting event took home first, second, and third places. This competition was a bt different with new robots needing to be built in a 12″ x 12″ x 12″ size and can only work autonomously to find and blow out a candle in a maze. The Awesome Tacos took first place, Ostrap Connection, second, and Team Walrus took third. Lady Deathstrike received the create award, and Awesome Tacos was awarded the Create Award.

Vexmen Win Team Award At Worlds

“The Teamwork award is presented to a group of teams from a single school, or organization, that demonstrates a season-long commitment to cooperation, unity and mutual respect. The Teamwork award is presented to a school, or an organization, that has built a sustainable multi-team robotics program. This award recognizes a school, or a group of teams from a single organization, that demonstrates the ability to field multiple independent robotics teams which also work and collaborate together to enrich the experience of all students involved”

2010 – 2011 Vexmen Teams

Team 23a – Phoenix

Tournament Champion – Downingtown Fall Classic 11/20/2010
Design Award – Souderton Vexperiment 2/12/2012
Build Award – DC Knights High School Division 2/26/2011
Build Award – PA Eastern Regional 3/19/2011
Third Place – PSU Firefighting Challenge (as team Walrus) 4/21/2011
Vexmen Phoenix

Team 23A

Phoenix – Team 23A

Team 23B – Sabretooth

Tournament Champion – DC Knights Middle School Division 2/26/2011

Team 23C – Quicksilver

First Place – PSU Firefighters Challenge (disguised as The Awesome Tacos) 4/21/2011
Build Award – DC Knights Middle School Division 2/26/2011
Build Award – PA Eastern Regional 3/19/2011
Team 23C

Quicksilver – Team23C

Team 23D – Colossus

Amaze Award – DC Knights Middle School Division 2/26/2011
Team 23D Robot
Team 23D

Colossus – Team 23D

Team 23E – Iceman

Team 23E
Team 23E

Iceman Team 23E

Team 80 – Nightcrawler

Excellence Award – 2011 Vex World Championships
Excellence Award – Downingtown Fall Classic 11/20/2010
Robot Skills Winner – Souderton Vexperiment 2/12/2011
Judges Award – Dockbots 1/22/2011
Think Award – PA Eastern Regional 3/19/2011
Team 80 Nightcrawler

Team 80

Nightcrawler – Team 80

Team 81 – Gambit

Think Award – 2011 Vex World Championships
Excellence Award – Chichester 9/25/2010
Tournament Champion – DC Knights 10/9/2010
Tournament Champion – Downingtown Fall Classic 11/20/2010
Programming Skills Winner – DC Knights Fall Event 10/9/2010
Build Award – Chichester 9/25/2010
Inspire Award – PA Eastern Regional 3/19/2011
Team 81 - Gambit

Team 81

Gambit – Team 81

Team 82 – Beast

Tournament Champion – DC Knight Middle School Division 2/26/2011
Team 82

Beast – Team 82

Team 84 – Cyclops

Excellence Award – DC Knights Middle School Division 2/26/2011
Build Award – Chichester 9/25/2010
Team 84

Team 84

Cyclops – Team 84

Team 89 – Magneto

Team 89
Team 89

Magneto – Team 89

Team 90 – Lady Deathstrike

Tournament Champion – PA Eastern Regional 3/19/2011
Mentor of the Year – Cheryl Foster
Design Award – Chichester 9/25/2010
Create Award – PSU Firefighting Challenge 4/19/2010
Team 90
Team 90

Lady Deathstrike – Team 90

Team 91 – Pyro

Team 91
Team 91

Pyro – Team 91

Team 92 – Juggernaut

Tournament Champion – Souderton Vexperiment 2/12/2011
Tournament Champion – DC nights High School Division 2/26/2011
Team 92 Juggernaut

Team 92

Juggernaut – Team 92

Team 96 – Professor X

Tournament Champion – Chichester 9/25/2010
Judges Award – DC Knights High School Division 2/26/2011
Team 96 - Professor X

Team 96

Professor X – Team 96

Team 98 – Wolverine

Amaze Award – Downingtown Fall Classic 11/20/2010
Judges Award – Souderton Vexperiment 2/12/2011
Vexmen Wolverine

Team 98

Wolverine – Team 98

Team Ostap

Second Place – PSU Firefighting Challenge 4/21/2011

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