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WDC robotics team finishes in top 25 at regionals

Wadena-Deer Creek High School’s FIRST Robotics team finished a respectable 24th out of 63 teams at the 10,000 Lakes Regional Event, April 5-8 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. 

WDC robotics coach, Shane Snyder, said he was very proud of the robotics team's performance at the regional contest.

"We ended the season 4-4-0 in Minneapolis. Our robot performed great, piloted by Isaac Ries. We were able to positively contribute to our team each match putting up points with both gears and climbing the rope for 50 points every match but one. This year was probably the best performance by a team that I've ever been a part of. I'm very proud of the team and how everyone came together to do great work this year and hope to see them all back next year," said Snyder, who's in his third year as head coach.

Team members included: Elissa Ikola, Bailey Kaufman, Nick Kine, Andrew McCullough, Derek Plautz, Isaac Ries, Leah Spilman, Konnor Stueve and McKenna Wangsness.