B-Town Bots Compete at Ohio State VEX Competition


On Friday, Bellefontaine Middle School teams 7865 E- Slurp-Ez and 7865 C- Microsoft had a good day of competition.

This event hosted the top 60 teams from around the state.

Slurp- Ez qualified for the elimination tournament; unfortunately their alliance lost in the first round ending their competition day.

At the end of the competition, 7865 E- Slurp-Ez earned the THINK Award, a judged award for clean, consistent, and reliable programming.

The THINK Award, is a qualifying award, earning them a spot to the World VEX competition in Dallas, TX in April.

Slurp-Ez is the first Middle School Team to qualify from Bellefontaine, a major accomplishment.

Slurp-Ez is composed of team members:

  • Trinity Fout
  • Marek Frazier
  • Brody Miranda
  • Cody Robb

Microsoft is made up of team members:

  • Will Gates
  • Graham Trittschuh
  • Charlie Moreland


On Saturday, the High School teams of 9185 A- F.O.A.M. and 9185 B- BIOHAZARD competed against the top 84 HS teams in the state.

Both teams had a good showing in skills and qualification matches.

9185 A- F.O.A.M. earned a spot in the elimination tournament.

Their alliance won their first match but lost in the second round.

During the Awards program, 9185 A- F.O.A.M. earned the DESIGN award, the second-highest award presented to any team in the State.

This prestigious award qualifies F.O.A.M. to the World VEX Competition in April.

F.O.A.M is made up of team members:

  • Alex Cavanaugh
  • Ryann Gatchel
  • Lorenz Henry
  • Hayden Maus
  • Mason Swisher

BIOHAZARD is made up of team members:

  • Dalton Frazier
  • Alex Sandoval
  • Andy McDonald
  • Brayden Studnicki

BHS robotics are coached by Micah Woolf and Dustin VanBuskirk.

BMS robotics are coached by Sandi Chervenak and Jordan Reser.