Arkansas State University VEX Tournament
the winning alliance
The state's second regional tournament was held Saturday and hosted by Arkansas State University. Twenty-five teams from around the state competed for State-Tournament qualification spots in a big day of competition. Hornet Engineering entered only one robot (as construction of the second had fallen behind schedule), but still managed to retain a strong presence among competitors, finishing qualifying rounds in the number one spot. An alliance formed with Jonesboro and Sylvan Hills then fought through elimination rounds for the Tournament Champion trophies (pictured above). The H.E.A.T. crew also secured awards for Excellence and holding the top scores in Robot Skills competition. It was a great way to finish out 2016, but there's still a lot of season left in 2017. Make it happen.