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Somerset Robotics sitting pretty with 3 teams in state's top 10

By the end of the competition Saturday, Somerset had three teams in the top 10 for State in skills with 9144b sitting at fourth, 9144a at sixth, and 9144b at eighth. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia 1 / 5
Questionable weather put a dent in attendance but not enthusiasm at Somerset Robotics' state qualifying tournament last Saturday, Feb.2. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia 2 / 5
Somerset Robotics team member Allison Meuers made adjustments to robot 9144c between rounds at Saturday’s competition at the high school. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia 3 / 5
Competition started at 10 a.m. Feb. 2 with elimination rounds followed by alliance rounds and finals. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 5
Somerset fielded five teams while River Falls fielded three teams, Waupun and Rice lake fielded two teams each followed by Seymour, Whitehall and North Fond du Lac with one team each. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia 5 / 5

Questionable weather put a dent in attendance but not enthusiasm at Somerset Robotic's state qualifying tournament Saturday, Feb.2. Even with the foggy conditions, 15 teams showed up at the high school Saturday morning in an effort to qualify to compete in the Wisconsin State Tournament scheduled to take place the first weekend in March at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Competition started at 10 a.m. with elimination rounds followed by alliance rounds and finals. Somerset fielded five teams while River Falls fielded three teams, Waupun and Rice lake fielded two teams each followed by Seymour, Whitehall and North Fond du Lac with one team each.

It was a good day for the home team Spartans.

Three of the four teams to make the finals were from Somerset. Teams 9144b Spartans Blood Rush and 9144a Spartans 1, defeated 9144e Spartan Axle twisters and 1032a Technical Knockout for the championship. Spartan team 9144b also won the skills competition. By the end of the competition Saturday, Somerset had three teams in the top 10 for State in skills with 9144b sitting at fourth, 9144a at sixth, and 9144b at eighth.