QHS VEX Robotics team wins State Championship

Queensbury UFSD is proud to announce that Queensbury High School has won the New York State Excellence and Tournament Finalists Awards at the Northern New York State Vex Robotics Championships.

Out of 51 teams, two Queensbury High School teams qualified for the World Championship: “Cheese”, and “Steam-C”. 

“It is amazing that Queensbury Robotics won the championships in both middle school and high school in the same year,” said Ben Grieco, coach and high school advisor of the VEX Robotics program in Queensbury, “Queensbury has one of the most robust robotics programs in the state, starting in 4th grade.”

The 4th grade team won the Excellence Award in their division this year. “I am so proud of the incredible accomplishments we have made in the Capital Region,” says Grieco.

Robotics team members meet two or three times every week to prepare for tournaments and put hundreds of hours in researching, planning, building, team practice, and developing tactics. 

Click here to watch a video from VEX Robotics detailing the game “Tipping Point”. 

Queensbury congratulates and commends the tremendous efforts put forth by all members of the QBY Robotics team, their families, and coaches.

Group of Robotics students

Back row: 
Trevor Condon, Tyler Mu, Samual Demers, Chris Coombes, Ryan Fosco, Mike Killgallon, Henry Campopiano, Bailey Sweetser, Wesley Rhodes, Adam Hachem, Manny Ramos, Lucas Powell, Paul Bishop, Parker Dixon, Brayden Bethal, Ethan Dixon, Dominique Cheese, Claire Seleen, Tyler Alexander

Second Row: 
Nolan Young, Maddox Brodt, Johnny Cirillo, Alana Coakley, Lily Cormier, Kragen Orleman, Natalie Ryerson, Isabel Frasco, Owen Wade, Jack Brown, Hazel Wood, Julianna Muldner

Front Row:
Mia Borie, Aidan DeCaprio, Kendall Usher, Kevin Coakley, Quinn Mazza

Not pictured:   

High School Advisor/Coach: Mr. Ben Grieco
6th Grade Coaches: Mr. Eric Wood, Mr. Josh Muldner, Mr. Chris Cormier
5th Grade Coaches: Mr. Jeremy Brown, Mr. Kragen Orleman
4th Grade Coaches: Mrs. Nikki Borie, Mr. Brian Borie, Mr. Kevin Coakley
Elementary Vex Advisor: Mrs. Karen Bailey

For more information on the QBY Robotics teams and their recent bids for the upcoming World Championship, please visit these links:

QMS Vex Robotics team “Radical Robots” place 3rd in the United States, QMS, WHBI and QHS teams receive bid for World Championships

Queensbury Middle School Vex Robotics  places second in multiple challenges, 15th in nation