MU hosts FIRST Lego League Tournament
COLUMBIA – Kids ages 6 to 19 were eligible to compete in a special competition on MU’s campus on Saturday.
17 teams competed in Mizzou For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology (FIRST) Lego League Tournament held in Middlebush Hall.
Brain Power, Jefferson City
Fantastic Lego Ladies, Columbia
Queen Beebots, Columbia
Benton Destroyers, Columbia
Stem Gems, Columbia
RMS Robobotz Orange, Republic
RMS Robobotz Black, Republic
The Final Elements, Columbia
St. Martin Short Circuits, Jefferson City
The Virus, Lebanon
Legondary Battle Bots, Sedalia
Richland Robotics, Richland
RMS Robobotz White, Republic
Bionic Builders, Sedalia
Act One Robotics, Kansas City
The tournaments theme was “Trash Trek.”
Each team helped build a robot made of Legos and a “brain” that could be programmed to perform different tasks.
Each team had two members go up to the “pit” or “field” where they set down their robot and race against the clock to complete as many tasks on the field as they could.
“So there’s the demolition one, compost, the animal, turtle, and the truck,” The Final Elements team member Braeden Songer said.
Another member of The Final Elements team, Jonah Aschi, said everyone on the team helped to build a part of the robot whether it was programming the “brain” or building pieces.
The results of the competition:
First Place: Reach-Bots team
Second Place: RMS Robobots White team
Third Place: The Final Elements team