Torrey Pines Botball team wins regional tournament

From left, Ben Lawson, Keefer Bibby, Tyler Bauer, Madhu Krishnan, Jesse Vismonte, Nick Guo, John Wu, Tommy Rutten, Kyle Joyner, Josh Send

The Torrey Pines High School Botball team took first place overall at the Greater San Diego Regional Botball Tournament on March 10 after weeks of hard work and determination. Along with placing 1st overall at the tournament, the team also took home several awards, including Outstanding Documentation, first place in Double Elimination and the Judges Choice trophy. The competition was held at the Sports Center Gym at USD.

Botball is an autonomously programmed robotics competition in which high school and middle school students’ build robots out of legos, metal and different motors and sensors.