Tech News: Murrieta Valley High School Robotics Club Headed to the VEX Robotics World Championships

Two NightHawk Seniors & Six Freshmen Leave Wednesday to Compete in Louisville, Kentucky

By Kevin Bradley

On Wednesday at 4:00 am two seniors and six freshmen from the Nighthawk Robotics Club will depart for Louisville, Kentucky to compete against 583 other teams from nearly 30 different countries at the VEX Robotics World Championship.

This is the largest robotics spectacle in the world and these students have worked tirelessly since September to get to this point. Just to put this into perspective…there are over 10,000 teams registered worldwide and only 584 have qualified for this event, putting these teams in the top 6% of teams in the world just by making it this far.

The students will be streamed on the Internet live at the following link –

The Qualifying Rounds of the competition begins on Thursday from 2:00 pm – 6:45 pm and continues all day Friday. The Playoffs for the Championship is on Saturday beginning at 12:30 pm  (all times are Eastern Standard Time). The Murrieta Valley Team is competing in the TECHNOLOGY Division. 

Murrieta Valley Robotics Club Team Members

Brock Gierke

Daylin Beare

Lexington Robinson

Gwendolyn Johnson

Matthew Green

Nicholas R. Cross

Jason Alfaro

Nicholas Thomas

Jack Richards

Kacy Moe

Faculty Adviser: Kevin Bradley