Brentwood Academy’s Robotics Program, the Iron Eagles, has qualified eleven teams for this year’s VEX State Robotics Championship. This is the largest number of teams BA has had qualify to compete at the state level. Five teams are made up of upper school students, and six teams are comprised of middle school students.
This year’s VEX State Championship will be hosted by Brentwood Academy March 2 and 3 on the BA campus. The tournament will include more than 100 high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools from across the state. Teams will travel from Jackson, Memphis, Bristol, Clarksville, Nashville, Franklin, Mountain City, Dandridge, White House, Chattanooga, Collierville, Elizabethtown, Millington, Signal Mountain and Mountain City.
High school and middle school teams will compete in the VEX Robotics “In the Zone” challenge; elementary schools will compete in the VEX IQ “Ringmaster” challenge. Each team is vying for a spot to compete at this year’s World Competition. The 11th annual VEX Robotics World Championship takes place on April 25 through May 1, 2018, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. This week-long event will host the brightest minds from elementary school, middle school, high school, and university students for a massive competition that celebrates STEM education, collaboration, hard work, and year-round dedication.
The VEX Robotics competition is sponsored by the REC Foundation (Robotics Education and Competition).
Brentwood Academy Iron Eagles are coached by faculty members Chris Allen, Judith Reynolds, Beth Taylor, and Mori Fuller.