Beverly LEGO Robotics Team Heading To Global Competition

BEVERLY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Students in Waring School robotics are team heading to LEGO League World Championship to show off their robot creations.

The team of eight—dubbed the "Brickwolves"—is headed to the event in Detroit, which runs from April 28-May 2, 2020. The team is comprised of students Owen Cooper, Chris Douglas, Peter Hanna, Collin Keegan, Adam Madeja, Charlie Pound, Olive Sauder, and Amelia Wyler.

"This weekend we won the Eastern Mass State LEGO League Championship," ninth grader Olive Sauder told WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens.

That's where the team achieved the world’s best score in something called Robot Game, in which 40,000 teams from 100 countries also take part. Their score of 600 points was 40 points higher than any other team has recorded for the game at a First LEGO League-sanctioned event.

Sauder is very excited to head to the championships, and says they have room to improve since the competition isn't until April.

"We definitely have a list of things we want to improve on, but we're really happy that it's a bit farther away," Sauder said. "We have a lot of time to work on those things."

The students meet with team coach Francis Schaeffer every Monday and Thursday throughout the semester, as well as on Saturdays, when they work on their designs for up to ten hours.

"I am super proud of them," Schaeffer said. "I've probably spent more time with this group of students than any group of students I've ever worked with."

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports

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