BPHS robotics team advances to regional championship

a group of eight high school students wearing blue and white tie-dye t-shirts poses with a trophy with a group of eight high school students wearing yellow t-shirts

The Broadalbin-Perth High School robotics team, Nut Jobs, competed in their first qualifying tournament of the season on Dec. 16 and will advance to the regional championship this February.

After finishing seventh in the qualifying round, the Nut Jobs were chosen by the second place team, Robocracy, to join their alliance and move on to the semi-final round. The red alliance of Robocracy and Nut Jobs went on to win their semifinal match up and move on to the finalsm where they finished second to the alliance of Hazmatrix and Team Beta.

Nut Jobs finished in first place for the control award, second place runner up for the Rockwell Collins Innovation Award, and received an award for being on the finalist alliance.

Nut Jobs were one of 4 teams joining the host team and moving on to the Hudson Valley Regional Championship on Feb. 10 at Pace University.

Nut Jobs consists of seniors Tyler Abrams, Devin Becker, Ryan Gardner and Ricky Kaufman, and freshmen Robert Hernandez, Emily Mickan, Andy Simonds and Joe Simonds.

The next completion for the team will be Jan. 19 at Albany Academy.