Rome Free Academy’s VEX Robotics Club and its two teams had successful results at a recent upstate competition at Elmira High School, according to an announcement.
Among 31 teams at the Elmira Express High School “Tower Takeover” competition, RFA’s “Black Knights” team was an undefeated first seed going into the final round and won the final competition with their alliance team from Harpersville by a 45-24 score.
The win was the second this season for the “Black Knights” team, which includes Antonio Cicci, Jon Denton, Mike Nason and Nick Smolinski.
In addition, RFA’s “Dusk Knights” team was chosen by the competition judges to receive the Design Award for their work in constructing their robot. The team includes Dominick Cangialosi, Kenneth Davis, Chris Incorvaia, and Bruce Vinci.
As a result of their wins, both teams will be competing in the state championships. The robotics team adviser is RFA technology teacher Albert Bangs.