Twelve Lego League Teams Advance to State Championship

Several of the teams that are headed on to the State Championship from the Grandville Regional Lego League Tournament.

Several of the teams headed on to the State Championship from the Grandville Regional Lego League Tournament.

Yesterday, Grandville played host for their ninth annual Regional Lego League Competition. Fifty Lego League teams from across West Michigan participated in the Regional Lego League Qualifying Tournament held at Grandville High School. Twelve teams earned the right to advance to the State Championship, including:

Team Number and Name
56 Sky Guys
73 Legendary Lego Guys
164 Peanut Butter
4040 Robotic Wizards
6998 The F.R.O.G. Force
7356 Where’s That Piece?
11086 L.E.G.O.S.
11087 Ze Bananas
11093 Bionic Bulldogs
11280 Orange Lego Batman
11281 Small But Strong
11374 Thunderbolts

A record seven Grandville Lego League are included in this list! We’ll be taking teams from five of our schools to the State Championship in Flint on December 12th and 13th. The teams moving on to the state tournament include:

Team 4040 – South Elementary
Coaches: Carrianne Evele and Deb Steenhagen

Team 11374 – South Elementary
Coaches: Milissa Block and Derrick Fewless

Team 11086 – Grandview Elementary
Coaches: Chad Kempf and Joell Snidanko

Team 11087 – Cummings Elementary
Coach: Denise Pokora

Team 11093 – Central Elementary
Coaches: Sarah VanEck and Sarah McKenney

Team 11280 – Grandville Middle School
Coaches: Doug Howerzyl and Morrie Cunningham

Team 11281- Grandville Middle School
Coaches Rachel Sluiter and Steve Sluiter

Many area teams also took home special awards from the event. Teams winning awards included:

43 Brick by Brick – Gracious Professionalism
56 Sky Guys – Robot Performance – 1st place
73 Legendary Lego Guys – Robot Programming – 1st place
164 Peanut Butter – Robot Innovation & Strategy – 2nd place
167 Bacon Builders – Robot Innovation & Strategy – 1st place
932 Thunderbolts – Robot Mechanical Design – 2nd place
2895 Tornado Chasers – Teamwork – 2nd place
3261 The Team With No Name – Rising Star
3493 Trenchcoat Teddy Bears – Robot Programming – 2nd place
4707 Master Builders – Research Presentation – 2nd place
5594 Lightning Bugs – Inspiration Award – 1st place
5846 Tropical Hedgehogz – Research Quality – 2nd place
7040 LEGO Expendables – Against All Odds
7356 Where’s That Piece? – Research Presentation – 1st place
8497 Loopay Army – Judges Award for Excellence
11084 Electrons – Robot Mechanical Design – 1st place
11087 Ze Bananas – Innovative Project Solution – 2nd place
11093 Bionic Bulldogs – Research Quality – 1st place
11281 Small But Strong – Teamwork – 1st place
11374 Thunderbolts – Innovative Project Solution – 1st place
12284 Legos in the Park – Judges Award for Excellence

Congratulations to all the teams that participated in Saturday’s event, and good luck to those moving on to the State Championship in Flint on December 13. Check out more fun pictures from our event below…..

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