Victory: TMT Big Island VEX Tournament Champions

It’s been three weeks since our success in Maui. The excitement has slowly but steadily calmed down since then.

Our desire to succeed won’t, however.

This past weekend, HVR finished 1st and 2nd, as well as a semifinalist at the TMT Big Island VEX Tournament held at the Kealakehe High School Cafeteria in Kailua-Kona. Teaming up with Waiakea High School for all three of our robots in the elimination rounds, we were able to clinch both of the top two spots, with the finals being a Hilo-Waiakea vs Hilo-Waiakea mirror match up.

Although we were awarded the Excellence Award in Maui, this is our first tournament victory in the history of Hilo Viking Robotics outside of ROV (Underwater robotics). We yet again mark another chapter in our history as we continue forward to keep improving and spreading robotics and STEM education to the children of our community.

A big mahalo to everyone who supports us: The school, our parents, our community, and last but not least our sponsors who all make our success and education possible.



We’re going to take a short break from competitions. We will be hosting the East Hawaii District FLL Tournament, an elementary school robotics competition, at our school on November 10. Elementary school students will compete with with their NXT robots and programs in a race to see who can complete the missions the fastest with the most points. Our next competition is on December 1 at Kohala High School for the Big Island VEX League.