On Sunday, December 8, both of MTA’s Lionotics Robotics teams competed at the NYC FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifier. The event began with presenting each team’s robot for inspection and making any necessary changes before the start of the competition.

After competing in the qualifying rounds, both MTA teams moved up to compete in the semi-finals and one team moved on to the finals. Both teams walked away winners, as one team, led by Captain Zack Mankowitz (’20), took the Second Place Control Award for computer programming, and the other team, led by Elishama Marmon (’20), won First Place overall on an alliance team. Both teams look forward to improving their robots and continuing to compete throughout the year.