Sayville Robotics is First at FIRST

  • Sayville’s Robotics Team, The Mechanical Animals spent months preparing for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Regional Robotics Competition, to be held at Hofstra University on March 29. They were a rookie team, and the odds of placing against seasoned teams were high, but they were determined to do their best and learn from their experience.

    Astonishing everyone, including themselves, Sayville’s "best" landed them in First Place in the Regional competition with 46 Long Island and out-of-state teams!

    During the ninth annual FIRST Regional Robotics Competition, the Sayville’s Robotics Team, The Mechanical Animals, in an alliance with two out-of-state high school teams from Somerville New Jersey and Warren, Ohio, clobbered the competition. Along with taking the Regional Winner First Place Trophy, Sayville garnered First Place in three other categories: Highest Rookie Seed Award, Rookie Inspiration Award, and Website Award. With these big wins, Sayville’s rookie robot, "The Scorpion" continues to the next level of competition at the National Championships in Atlanta, Georgia—the only rookie to qualify. Winners at the National Championships can earn portions of the $9 million scholarships that will be awarded to the winners.

    Congratulations to the team members listed below and Good Luck at the Nationals! Also for background information on the Sayville team go to



    Casey Boos
    Joe Burns
    Alex DeRidder
    Teddy DeRidder
    Nick Faragon
    Mike Finger
    Joey Geraci
    Chris Giammatteo
    Errol Kahn
    Andy Lotto
    Bert Munoz
    Matt Nolan
    Alex Korpi
    Anthony P
    Andrew Polcari
    Bryan Redmond
    Siddharth Sukhwal
    Jacob W


    William Vogel
    Samuel Kruse

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