Elmbrook's BEAST Robotics team was a Finalist in the St. Louis Regional FIRST Robotics Competition March 8-11 and won the prestigious St. Louis Regional FIRST Impact Award.
BEAST Robotics is a FIRST Robotics Competition team made up of more than 70 students from Brookfield East and Brookfield Central, along with more than 30 professionals who mentor the team. At the St Louis Regional, the team competed against 42 other robotics teams, and after several matches, BEAST Robotics was ranked #1 and maintained that rank for the rest of the qualification matches.
As the top seeded team, BEAST Robotics became captain of the #1 seeded alliance during the playoffs. The team chose to form an alliance with Team 1756 – Argos from Peoria, Illinois, and Team 5176 – RoboBills from Saint Louis, Missouri.
The BEAST Robotics alliance made it to the Finals, but lost in the last match of the day. They ended the competition as the 2023 St. Louis Regional Finalist.
BEAST Robotics is active in the Elm Grove and Brookfield communities, helping FIRST Lego League and FIRST Tech Challenge teams, as well as running a STEM summer camp. Their volunteer efforts, activism and community spirit earned recognition from the judges. The team was awarded the 2023 St. Louis Regional FIRST Impact Award, which is the most prestigious award at FIRST. According to FIRST, “it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the mission of FIRST”.
The FIRST Impact Award qualifies the team for the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas, at the end of April. The team will compete at the Wisconsin Regional in Milwaukee, March 24-25.
To learn more about the team, visit www.beastrobotics.com.
Pictured below: BEAST Team and Robot