High school students gear up for robotics competition

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Students from more than fifty area high schools are preparing to go head-to-head during a three day- robotics competition. 

Teams have just six weeks to design and build their own robot. On Thursday, the students were able to test out their final product before the first qualifying matches. 

The robots will need to move cubes and climb over objects around the arena to win points. 

An opening ceremony for the FIRST Robotics competition will take place Friday 8:30 AM at the La Crosse Center. The competition is free and open to the public. 

The full schedule is as follows:

Friday, April 6
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Opening ceremonies
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Qualifying matches
12:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Qualifying Matches
5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Qualifying Matches

Saturday, April 7
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Opening ceremonies
8:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Qualifying matches
12:15 p.m. Playoff Alliance Selection
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p. m. Playoff Matches
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

More information can be found here

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