Tech Hounds has successful CAGE Match and continues to train members

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Tech Hounds member and senior Joshua Chang works on cadding a tennis shooter. During the off-season, Tech Hounds constructs two shooters for real competitions later on in the year. JESSICA TAO / PHOTO

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Tech Hounds, the robotics engineering team, recently attended its first ever CAGE Match and earned first place. According to sponsor George Giltner, the rookie team did surprisingly well. Member and sophomore Aryaman Gupta said his first time driving was a great experience.

Tech Hounds member and senior Joshua Chang works on cadding a tennis shooter. During the off-season, Tech Hounds constructs two shooters for real competitions later on in the year. JESSICA TAO / PHOTO
Tech Hounds member and senior Joshua Chang works on cadding a tennis shooter. During the off-season, Tech Hounds constructs two shooters for real competitions later on in the year. JESSICA TAO / PHOTO

The CAGE Match took place at Southport High School on Oct. 19. The team participated in eight qualifying matches for ranking, and ended up as number one. “It was really exciting for all our rookie members. They really got a feel for the competition,” Giltner said.

According to Gupta, this past match was one of the most successful yet. He was a driver with junior Vincent Mai as his shooter. “It’s more for rookie members to get a feel of competition. Vincent, Kalen, Zach and I won as a rookie team for driving,” Gupta said.

Tech Hounds is now tentatively planning for a Nov. 9 match in Brownsburg, IN while continuing to train its members for their official season in the second semester.

“As stressful as driving can be,” Gupta said, “teamwork makes it so much easier.”

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