Robotics Team Finish as FIRST SemiFinalists

  • Congratulations to the Sayville Robotics Team, the Mechanical Animals, (comprised of both High School and Middle School students) for finishing as a semifinalist in the 2013 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Regional Robotics Competition held at Hofstra University on April 4-6.

    “The Mechanical Animals, in an alliance with Sag Harbor and Plainview-Old Bethpage clobbered the competition in the Quarter Final rounds,” Technology Department Chairperson Bryan Coon stated proudly, “and finished as semifinalist in the 2013 FIRST Regional Robotic Competition!”


    The FIRST Robotics Competition is a national program that challenges teams of students and their mentors to design and build a 130 pound robot in a six-week timeframe using a standard “kit of parts” and a common set of rules. Teams build robots from the parts and enter them in a regional robotics competition. The Mechanical Animals entered the SBPLI (School-Business Partnerships of Long Island) Regional Robotics Competition held at Hofstra University.

    The students listed below participated in the 2013 Robotics Competition this year:
    High School Students
    Johnny Burns
    Shaun Coon
    Matthew Dowd
    Stephen Pace
    Ryan Reitzel
    Christopher Tobin
    Ryan O'Mara
    Andrew Pilon
    Tristan Ramirez
    Robert Roth
    Michael Nyman
    Rebecca Kranz
    Thomas Kroll
    Jacob Hoeg
    Zachary Yale
    Melanie Drinkwater
    Kenneth Cutrone
    Middle School Students
    Matthew Tomko
    Matthew Odierna
    Andrew Cameron

    Bryan Coon
    Technology Chairperson

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