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March 29, 2013

Robotics wins entrepreneurial award in city match

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Cockadoodle Dominators rose to the challenge at the Ultimate Ascent FIRST Robotics Competition in Oklahoma City at the Cox Center on March 29. Besides shooting frisbees with 100 percent accuracy in their last score,  the team won the entrepreneurship award for their business plan.

The Cockadoodle Dominators is one of three teams at the competition who qualified for the world championship in St. Louis.

John Harrington introduced the judges before the competition and imparted some encouraging words to the teams.

Lt. Governor Tom Lamb was at the opening ceremonies. He said that this was his first attendance to a FIRST Robotics event, and that he was impressed. He called the event "ticket worthy."

Levi Trammel, software engineer/head driver, Shawn Jacobson, assistant driver, Russell Jobe, human player, Grant Trammel, coaching/building took the team's robot, "Chicken Little" in the arena.

The Cockadoodle Dominators several frisbees into the top slot with high accuracy, but had some problems with the shooter.  After the repairs, the last score was 109-22 with 100 percent accuracy, according to Ann Fairburn, Chickasha Robotics mentor.

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