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Robotics Team Competition Page

Welcome to our Taper Tigers Robotic Team Competition Page!

Its been an exciting season for our very first ever robotics team at Taper. We began our journey in the Fall of 2022 competing at the LAUSD South VEX IQ League at Dodson Middle School, winning the league along side Wilmington Middle School, which qualified us for the 2023 Southern California VEX IQ Elementary School State Championship. At State, we earned a spot to the prestigious 2023 VEX Robotics World Championship (the olympics of robotics.) hosted in Dallas, Texas on May 2nd-4th. Taper was one of only seven LAUSD elementary schools to make it all the way to Worlds competing along side almost eight hundred teams from forty different countries. Watch the Opening and Closing ceremonies and matches at Vex TV

We made it to the World Championship!
Read about our journey and watch some of our highlights below.


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Robotics Team Journey





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Listen to our team being interviewed on the Hello San Pedro podcast

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Our Team & Stats

Simon Kim- Builder & Driver

Sophia Ahn- Builder & Coder

Irene Im- Builder & Coder

Enzo Molinari- Builder & Driver

Alex Parker- Builder, Driver & some Coding.

Awards: Teamwork Champion


Local League: Rank #2/15 Finals       

State Championship:  Rank # 23/42 Teamwork Alliance    Rank # 6/42 Programming Skills

World Championship: Rank #41/75 in our Division

Rank #297/758 Elementary Worlds