Robbinsville High School FIRST Robotics Team, Nemesis, won first place at the Hatboro-Horsham district competition March 2.
Nemesis competed against 36 teams from New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware with their robot, Athena.
In the qualifying matches, team members Josh Falk, Antonio Papa and Dan Gavrushenko steered Athena in a disc throwing competition. The robot launched one disc per second into the highest goal helping Nemesis land on top of the leader board.
On the second day, the team continued their success and ended the qualification rounds with an undefeated 11-0-1 record. They were ranked in the first place seed and chose to ally with teams from Ambler and Pottstown, Pa. for the final matches.
The Nemesis alliance faced off against a team from Wilmington, Del. and their alliance, called MOE, in the semifinals. The final score was Nemesis 150 and MOE 120.
Robbinsville robotics earned the Quality Award for excellent execution of the robot design and an overall outstanding robot.
Their next competition is March 15 and 16 at The College of New Jersey Student Recreation Center in Ewing. Doors open at 9 a.m. Admission is free.