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Jackrabbit BEST Robotics Competition
Jackrabbit BEST Robotics Competition
Peggy Petersen
Monday, October 21, 2019

The Viborg-Hurley High School Robotics team traveled to Brookings, SD this past Saturday to compete in the Jackrabbit BEST robotics competition. The top 4 teams would move on to the regional competition in Denver. We competed in the BEST competition which involves a marketing presentation, an educational exhibit and interview, and robot game play. This was our third year competing and the game theme this season was "Off the Grid", focusing on electricity and power line safety. The team was given six weeks to plan, design, test and build our robot as well as design our marketing, outreach, and exhibit strategies. This year we competed against 17 other schools from South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota. We finished 9th in the BEST competition and 6th in the robot competition. We have improved every year and look to keep progressing each season. The students involved were: Carter Jahnig, Gentry Wetering, Seth DeNeui, Klayton Paetow, Makenzie Christensen, Gannon Pulscher, Aydan Peterson, Jacob Campbell, and George Johnson. Special thanks goes out to Nathan Knutson for assisting with the exhibit construction and taking the kids to kickoff day as well.