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Jul 06 2014

NORTHWESTERN ROBOTICS GEARHEADS WIN FIRST PLACE

The Northwestern Robotics Gearheads (NRG) along with alliance members; Shelton Gaelhawks 230 and South Windsor Bobcats 177 won first place at the New England FRC Region Championship in Boston, Mass. Team NRG 4055, sponsored by Alcoa Foundation, United Technologies Corporation, Whiting Mills LLC and Northwestern High School, competed in three Connecticut District events in March. The team won second place in two of the three events along with the prestigious Gracious Professionalism Award (Johnson &
Johnson) , the Quality Award (Motorola) and the Entrepreneurship Award (Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers) on two competition levels (District and Region Championship). These remarkable accomplishments propelled this amazing three-year-old team to the FRC World Championship in Saint Louis, MO which took place April 23 through 26. NRG 4055 was one of 400 robotics teams from all over the world competing for the world championship title. The team finished in 21st place of the 100 teams in their division. FIRSTNewEnglandChampions2014