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CORRECTING and REPLACING VEX Robotics World Championship Announces Middle School and High School Winners

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In release dated April 27, 2019, the third bullet under “ROBOT SKILLS
WORLD CHAMPIONS” should read: “Tied: Xi’an Jiao Tong University (VEX U
team XJTU4) in Shaanxi, China and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (VEX U
team SJTU1) in Shanghai, China” instead of “Shanghai Jiao Tong
University (VEX U team SJTU1) in Shanghai, China.”

The corrected release reads:


Teams bring home coveted trophies at the world’s largest robotic

Today, The
Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation
awarded the
VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) Middle School and High School World
Champions, along with the VEX U College World Champion winners at VEX
Robotics World Championship 2019. Student-led teams from California,
Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee, and China brought home
trophies for their achievements in robotics.

“Taking home a World Champion award is a major milestone that
exemplifies perseverance, ingenuity and sportsmanship which is the
cornerstone of the competition,” said Dan Mantz, CEO of the REC
Foundation. “These attributes will serve these students for the rest of
their academic years and future careers. We’re extremely proud of these
winners along with all the dedicated competitors from around the world.
The unwavering support of teachers, mentors, volunteers and spectators
make the VEX Robotics World Championship so memorable.”

2019 World Champions include:


  • Brentwood Academy (VRC team 9364) in Brentwood, Tennessee
  • Brecksville Robotics (VRC team 2011) in Broadview Heights, Ohio
  • University of Southern California (VEX U team USC) Los Angeles,


  • New Century Robotics Club (VRC middle school team 7671C) in Quzhou,
    Zhejiang, China
  • ShangHai RuiGuan Robotics Activity Center (VRC middle school team
    9123A) in Shanghai, China
  • Shanghai Jing’an Science Technology Youth Center (VRC high school team
    98060) in Shanghai, China
  • Millburn High School (VRC high school team 7405P) in Millburn, New
  • IFT Robotics (VEX U team IFI) in West Hartford, Connecticut


  • The Science Academy STEM Magnet (VRC team 3324V) in North Hollywood,
  • Flower Mound High School (VRC team 365X) in Flower Mound, Texas
  • Tied: Xi’an Jiao Tong University (VEX U team XJTU4) in Shaanxi, China
    and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (VEX U team SJTU1) in Shanghai, China

Over 30,000 people including more than 1,650 teams from 40 nations
gathered in Louisville, KY for the 12th annual VEX Robotics World
Championship. The celebration of STEM education and robotics continues
with the VEX IQ Challenge starting tomorrow Sunday, April 28 through
Tuesday, April 30.

“Throughout the competition, the student’s boundless enthusiasm and
strong work ethic culminated with heart-pounding final matches that
truly showcases the extraordinary talent of our champions,” said Tony
Norman, Co-founder and President of VEX Robotics. “This week, the
excitement of our robotics community will create the problem solvers and
innovators of tomorrow.”

The four-day competition culminated with the unveiling of the new game,
2019-20 VEX Robotics Competition Tower Takeover. Students will have one
year to design a robot to play the game, which is now available here.

The REC Foundation’s VEX Robotics World Championship is presented by the
Northrop Grumman Foundation along with other global sponsors that
support the program year-round and at the world championship include:
Autodesk, Dell, Google, HEXBUG, IFI NASA, Rack Solutions, Robomatter,
Tesla, Texas Instruments, Toyota, TVA, VEX Robotics, MathWorks,
Microchip, UPS, Nordson, Nissan, Robot Mesh, Advanced Manufacturing and
Logistic Network, Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, Maker
Mobile, Inc., TATA consulting, and ZEON. For more information, please

About the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation

Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation
’s mission is
to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on,
affordable, and sustainable robotics engineering programs.

About VEX Robotics

is a leading provider of educational and competitive
robotics products to schools, universities, and robotics teams around
the world. The VEX IQ and VEX EDR product lines span elementary, middle,
and high schools with accessible, scalable, and affordable robotics
solutions. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics
project encourages teamwork, leadership, and problem solving among
groups. It allows educators to easily customize projects to meet the
level of students’ abilities as they inspire & prepare the STEM
problem-solvers of tomorrow.