Dreadnought, Oak Park and River Forest High School’s Robotics Club team, earned a sixth-seed at the annual world championship in Louisville, Kentucky, late last month. This was Dreadnought’s second consecutive year competing at that level, even though the Robotics Club is only 2 years old.
The young team must have been a source of dread for their competition. They earned their spot in Louisville after going undefeated and winning a state championship. At the world championship, the team earned their division’s Amaze Award for having an “amazing, well-rounded and top-performing robot,” according to the award criteria.
The team — which featured seniors Tyler Yokoo, David Snyder, George Dickerson and Adam Potter, and sophomore Daniel Lingen — also went 8-2 in the elimination rounds and notched a sixth seed out of 500 teams that competed in Louisville.