Loveland Robotics Team reaches milestone at the Maryland-D.C. tournament

NEWS RELEASE: Susanne Quigley, Loveland School Chief Information Officer

LOVELAND, OH – For the first time in team history, Team 10464 – The Bionic Tigers – advanced to the FIRST World Championship in Detroit, Michigan, where the top 2% of teams from across the globe will compete April 28-May 2.

Loveland High School’s Bionic Tigers have qualified to compete at the 2020 FTC World Championship in Detroit, Michigan, April 28-May 2. (Provided)

The Bionic Tigers, which is one of two FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics teams at Loveland High School, competed in the Maryland-D.C. FTC Championship at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster, Maryland, on March 1. At the championship, 54 teams from Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia that had advanced from qualifying tournaments competed for only six advancement spots to the 2020 FTC World Championship in Detroit.

Beginning the Maryland-D.C. Championship, The Bionic Tigers presented to the judges about the team’s involvement with industry professionals, community outreach, robot design, programming, and other related 

topics for evaluation for awards. They then competed in five qualifying matches in the Kalhert Division before awards were announced.

At the awards ceremony, The Bionic Tigers received the 3rd Promote, 2nd Think, 2nd Motivate, 1st Connect, and the 3rd Inspire Award, advancing them to the World Championship for the first time in team history. The team members have expressed their gratitude to the Loveland City School District, community of Loveland, and the team sponsors for the support and help to reach this milestone.