FIRST Robotics Team 696 WINS Los Angeles Regional Competition!

On the weekend of March 25th, Clark Magnet High School’s FIRST Robotics Team 696 competed against 59 other teams from across California and some from as far away as Arizona, Hawaii, and even Chile. The competition was fierce and intense, but the students did an amazing job.

Of the 60 teams competing, Clark’s team of 31 students was the only undefeated team through 9 qualification rounds, and remained undefeated through the quarterfinals. The team went on to win two of three matches in the semifinals, and then again in the finals, crowning them Winners of the 2017 Los Angeles Regional competition held in Long Beach. The regional win is the first for the team in the last 10 years, and the second in the team‘s history.

Team 696 Wins Los Angeles

Team 696 with their gold medals and blue banner after winning the 2017 Los Angeles FIRST Robotics Regional Competition.

Additionally, the team was presented with the Quality Award sponsored by Motorola, which is the team‘s 4th win of this award in the past 6 years. The Quality award represents not only the robot, but the team‘s pit area presentation, apparel, operating procedures, and overall program quality.

To reach this competitive level has been a long time in the making, and has truly been a team effort of students, administrators, parents, board members, volunteer mentors, sponsors, and support staff. So many individuals have played a role in the success of this program over the years and we all have a lot to be proud of.
The team will be competing in Phoenix, Arizona April 5-8th and at the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas April 19-23.