Local students representing Fort McMurray in VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas, Texas this weekend.

Students from Father Mercredi High School are representing Fort McMurray in Dallas, Texas this weekend at the VEX Robotics World Championship.

Over 800 teams from around the world are competing from May 5 to 7, along with a team from Westwood Community High School’s robotics team.

Teams at the university, high school, and middle school levels are competing in the competition.

There are 80 teams in FMHS’s division under VRC HS, Spirit.

Representing the Robo Trapper team is Declan Craig, Tristan Brady, Tanner Zachkewich, Tryton Harper, Cole McKenna, and Chris Wenger.

Accompanying them is their school’s own media team Kaden Bolt and Dana Inzon.

The competing event is known as Tipping Point.

Two teams compete to accumulate more points than their opponent by controlling remote-controlled robots in an arena.

They compete to gather rings and control points to outscore their competition.

Robo Trapper’s are currently sitting at 4 wins and 2 loses under the team label 5760B.

Their next matches are on Friday at 4:53 PM, 6:03 PM, and then on Saturday at 8:40 AM, 10:17 AM, and 11:37 AM and can be viewed at vexworld.tv.

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