JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Sparta High School robotic team opened their season at The College of New Jersey in December.  Sparta descended on the competition with 42 students.

The STEM Academy team 5249 D took second place having finished the qualifying matches 5-0.  They won through the quarter and semi finals with their only loss coming in the finals.

Team 5249 Z won the Judges Award for demonstrating their knowledge of their design and programming.  They won the quarterfinals.

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5249 J ranked fourth in the qualifiers and made it to the quarterfinals.

5249 S finished seventh in the qualifiers and won the quarterfinals.

5249 X finished 10 in the qualifiers.

5249 P finished 12 in the qualifiers.

“Coming off a strong 2018-2019 season where we won the state championship and went on to Worlds,” Robotics teacher and coach Mark Meola said. “This year our teams are showing a very strong start.  I am confident that they will have an amazing year once again.”

Team Members:

  • A - Parker Williamson, Grace Craig, Riley Schneider, Austin Gudenkauf
  • B – Tanner Mell, Reese Brancato, Olivia Giralt, Jonoathan Stevens
  • D – Alen Yeung, Tom Scheri, Ryan McQuillan, Sebastian Gomez (senior), Anna Tartaglia
  • J – Jonathan Poret, Michael Caruso, Jonathan Enriquez, Aiden Oberle, Noor Elhamouly, Sebastian Gomez (freshman)
  • P – Sarah Bargfrede, Nick Ventresca, Shaelin Murphy, Andy Stefancik, Hayden Budofsky
  • S – Ian Manske, Sean Ailara, Christopher Angelucci, Akshat Iyer, Ben Lipton, Moses Hughes
  • X – Arthur Got, Dennis Hartman, Markus Homann, Nick Casqueira, Bektor Totshev
  • Z – Karthik Selvaraj, Cameron Ekeman, Christopher Scheri, Ula Bitinaitis, Ryan Curry, Kristen Bradish, Alex Ramos

The Sparta High School robotics team will host a competition on Saturday, January 11 in the main gym. They anticipate 64 teams from all across the state.  All eight Spartan sub teams will be competition.  The community is invited to attend.