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    Look out, world – 19 LWSD teams headed to world championship for robotics


    Nineteen robotics teams from Lake Washington School District (LWSD) traveled to the VEX Robotics World Middle School Championship in Dallas, Texas, May 3-12. 785 teams from all over the world competed in 10 divisions. Almost all of the LWSD teams made it to the division finals where the top 20 teams in each division played a one playoff match. From the division finals matches, the top two teams went to the championship finals, which were played in a large arena with thousands of people in attendance. Only twenty teams competed in the finals matches, three of those were teams from LWSD (Ex Machina, Robo Sapiens, and Forza). Ex-Machina won second place in the world in a very close match. In all, LWSD teams won twenty different awards at worlds. Team With Fire from Evergreen Middle School won the World Excellence award, the most prestigious award given at Worlds.

    Congratulations to these teams for qualifying for the VEX Robotics World Championship:

    Evergreen Middle School Timberline Middle School Redmond Middle School Multiple schools

    47C With Fire

    • Brooke Lin
    • Maddie Tsai
    • Grace Zheng
    • Winston Zhou

    47D Over-Filled Jelly Donuts

    • Gary Fu
    • Alex Chen
    • Leo Wang

    47J Techno Wizards

    • Siyona Kane
    • Anika Bhadra 
    • Akshara Kundojjala
    • Sushruth Kanumuri

    47R Aim for the Stars

    • Emily He
    • Medhya Padmanabhuni
    • Ananya Akurathi 

    47T The Raviators

    • Ishaan Agarwal
    • Aaptha Bhat
    • Madhav Ganapathy Raman
    • Karthik Nanduri 

    47X CyberGash

    • Gaurav Godse
    • Hartej Singh
    • Samanyu Ezhilarasan
    • Andy Wang

    84C Cosmic Ninjas

    • Pranith Nagarajan
    • Anirudh Narasimhan
    • Inesh Dey
    • Iris Dey

    84M Robo Sapiens

    • Ishan Jain
    • Aadarsh Rao
    • Naman Mutalik Desai
    • Sreevatsa Sarvepalli
    • Aditya Senthil

    84E Robot Apocalypse 

    • Yash Gupta
    • Akshath Dommaraju
    • Aarya Sane

    84W The Animatrons

    • Mahnya Balakrishnan 
    • Adya Chandar
    • Sanika Deshpande

    84F Technological

    • Avnish Dighe 
    • Vivian Li
    • Sachita Ghosh
    • Tanvi Bathe 
    • Shikha Singh

    184H Space Cookies

    • Kimberly Ong
    • Anum Imran
    • Skyler He

    84H Kewlist Kids

    • Mayank Pandey 
    • Alex Merceline
    • Chris Merceline
    • Riaan Kapoor

    1622V Forza

    • Shaurya Gupta
    • Omkar Phadnis
    • Jayden He
    • Julia Wen
    • Sihan Chen

    84K Ex-Machina (66465E)

    • Rushil Molleti
    • Ronav Srivastava
    • Parthiv Saravanan
    • Shreyas Kakanuru

    72727Y (RMSVEX2)

    • Arvind Srinivasan
    • Ryan Chhabra
    • Aarav Attre
    • Kris Bodkhe
    • Sahdah Sivam Narayanan

    938H Blaze Robotics Quibits

    • Adarsh Prasad 
    • Theodore Chen
    • Aarav Somaiya
    • Varshini Hari
    • Namrata Kanakapally
    • Avantika Arvind

    97220A VR Inevitable

    • Aditya Sudhir (Evergreen Middle School)
    • Anshul Raghav (Redmond Middle School)
    • Arnav Jha (Timberline Middle School)
    • Rohan Viswanathan (Timberline Middle School)

    34342A Mechanical Sea Serpents

    • Edward Li (Timberline Middle School)
    • Shivank Mohanty (Timberline Middle School)
    • Shashank Narayanan (Timberline Middle School)
    • Stephanie Chen (Redmond Middle School) 

    Updated 6/1/2022.