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Pleasant Grove High School Robotics Team Wins UIL State Championship and Competes in World Robotics Championship

May 12, 2022

Four Pleasant Grove High School robotics teams competed in the 1A-4A UIL VEX Robotics State Championship a few weeks ago. 

"The Magnificent 7" team claimed the state championship with Hawks (Chase Bolton and Andrew Smith), Brandon (Mathew Thomas, Chris Ayers, Jakob Fontenot, , and MK Robert placing second, third and fourth in the state. Magnificent 7 and Brandon qualified for the World Robotics Championship in Dallas, TX on May 7. 

"Magnificent 7" placed in the top 40 teams in their division. 

This is the first time in Pleasant Grove High School history that the robotics team has qualified for the World Robotics Championship. 

The list of Pleasant Grove High School Robotics team members and their accomplishments are below below. 

State Champions & World Qualifiers - Magnificent 7

Chris Brannan Michael Glenn Rose Anderson Jacob Jones Campbell Jackson Nathan Hutcheson Brooks Beck State 

Semi Finalists World Qualifiers - Brandon

Mathew Thomas,  Chris Ayers,  Jakob Fontenot,  Evan Damron

State Finalists - Hawks

Chase Bolton,  Andrew Smith 

State Semifinalists - MK Robert

Andy Hilton,  Dylan Yost,  George Matthews,  Kelin Formes,  

Alternates 

Logan Knowles,  Joey Ethridge,  Joseph Boyajin

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