LA CROSSE, Wis. -

The robotics team known as ???otics (Pi-Rho-Botics) won its regional competition in Duluth, Minnesota.

At the competition they created an alliance with two other schools and were challenged to have their robot shoot frisbees at targets and climb pyramids.

The students had six weeks to build and practice, like we saw them do last month. At the competition, their robot was credited with great shooting accuracy, strong defense, and consistent ability to score climbing points on the pyramid.

"Playing at regionals the finals were super hard, we barely won, we just barely nicked out, I kinda want to see the competition at nationals and see how hard they're going to be, I'm looking for a new challenge," said Aquinas Sophomore Simon Leslie.

Aquinas will compete at nationals at the end of April until then the robot must stay bagged up. La Crescent and La Crosse Central also competed this weekend but did not qualify. Luther has its regional later this month.