Spring Valley's robotics team, 120E: Green & Gold Robotics, wrapped up their regular season on Saturday February 20th by winning the Design Award at the Lowcountry VEX Challenge in Charleston. At the tournament we had two leader/scouts and two three-person drive teams. Club President Josh Roper and Zane O'Mara were our leader/scouts. Club Vice President and lead designer Maggie McKissen (driver), lead programmer Brennan Ravan (loader/coach), and Paul Dubberly (shooter) were our first drive team. The picture to the right is of our second drive team Nithin Saravanapandian (shooter), Emanuel Jung (driver), and Murray McDaniel (loader/coach). We ended the day as part of a quarterfinalist alliance after finishing 7th in match play and 8th in both programming and driving skills.
During this regular season, which went from October to February, we competed in 10 tournaments, including the Viking VRC Nothing But Net Tournament that we hosted. At those 10 tournaments we won 6 awards: We were the Tournament Champions once; we won the Excellence Award twice; and we won the Design Award thrice. Also, we were part of the 2nd place alliance in a tournament once, 2nd place in driving skills once, 2nd place in programming skills twice, and 1st place in programming skills once. It has been a lot of work and a lot of fun, and we're excited to compete in the postseason at the South Carolina VEX State Championship on March 12 at River Bluff High School in Lexington.