The team was the third overall pick in the alliance team selection. Alliances are made up of three teams that compete together in a three-on-three matchup.
The team alliance swept the quarterfinals and semifinals, then won the first finals match, according to the school district.
The robot then experienced technical issues and became disabled, resulting in a second-place finish.
But because the West Carrollton team was the first pick of the runner-up alliance, it won the wild-card spot and the invitation to the world championships, according to the school district.
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The team is supported by several businesses and organizations. They include: United Technology Corp., South Metro Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Defense, Dayton Progress, DMAX Ltd., Yaskawa Motoman, Northrup Grumman, West Carrollton Merchant’s Association, Reynolds Machinery, ESI Electrical Contractors, CAMO LLC, Insignia Graphics/Parts Express, Microtek Laboratories Inc. and West Carrollton High School.