Rancho Santa Fe School robotics team earns awards at iARoC competition, including a first place win

RSF Eagles-Intergalactic Dragons robotics team, L-R: Justin Yu, Lucas Luwa, Daniel Scuba, James Busby and DJ Nelson of the Eagles-Intergalactic Dragons robotics team of R. Roger Rowe Middle School. Courtesy photo

The Rancho Santa Fe Eagles-Intergalactic Dragons robotics team took home awards at the recent iARoC competition.

The rookie team from R. Roger Rowe Middle School, composed of DJ Nelson, Justin Yu, James Busby, Lucas Luwa and Daniel Scuba, placed first in the Mars Navigation Challenge and third place overall out of 18 teams.

The iARoC competition, hosted by The League of Amazing Programmers, was held at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park on June 27-28. The two-day competition consisted of a Rover Speed Challenge, Mars Navigational Challenge, Claim Mineral Resources Mission and a technical briefing to a panel of judges.

For information about R. Roger Rowe Middle School’s robotics program, contact David Warner at

L-R: Daniel Scuba, DJ Nelson, Coach Mentor David Warner, Justin Yu and James Busby. Missing: Lucas Luwa. Courtesy photo