On December 17, 2022, Central Valley Robotics wrapped up its first full season since the start of the pandemic with the FIRST LEGO League Challenge Regional Championship and FIRST LEGO League Explore Festival.

Central Valley Robotics would like to thank the wonderful volunteers who make events possible for our teams, especially FRC Teams 1671 (Buchanan Bird Brains), 3970 (Duncan Dynamics), and 5817 (Uni-Rex) and FTC Teams 14323 (Half-Wit Hatchlings) and 17094 (E.G.G.).


FIRST LEGO League Challenge Championship 

 Clovis, CA

The top 24 teams from three qualifying events (Buchanan Battle at the Nest Qualifier, Central Unified Qualifier, and Duncan Dynamics Qualifier) competed for a chance to represent Central California at one of 4 post-season events.  

1st Place Champions

LEGO WOLVES from Wonderful College Prep Academy in Delano

Advancing to World Festival in Houston in April 2023

2nd Place Champions

Wildcate Coders from Castle Rock Elementary School in Woodlake

Advancing to Inaugural WPI Open Invitational in Massachusetts in June 2023

3rd Place Champions

6.0 GPA (Girl Powered Automations) from Bud Rank Elementary in Clovis

Advancing to Western Edge Invitational in Long Beach in May 2023

Additionally, Team “dun dun dunnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!! (you have to sing it)” from Riverview Elementary in Fresno will represent the region at the Razorback Open Invitational in Arkansas in May 2023.  


Wildcat Coders

1st Place Core Values

dun dun dunnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!! (you have to sing it) from Riverview Elementary School in Fresno

1st Place Innovation Project

Powerful Panthers from Dry Creek Elementary School in Clovis

1st Place Robot Performance

Mega Metal Crushers from Riverview Elementary School in Fresno

1st Place Robot Design

Mech Tech Marlins from Fugman Elementary School in Fresno

Coach/Mentor Award WINNER

Jenifer Strait with 6.0 GPA (Girl Powered Automations) in Clovis

Volunteer Award

Dimple Ravuri from Clovis

Volunteer Award

Ken Kirk from Clovis

Robot Matches 

FIRST LEGO League Explore Festival

 Clovis, CA

The FIRST LEGO League Explore Festival was held in conjunction to the FIRST LEGO League Challenge Regional Championship and included 13 teams from around the Central Valley.  Congratulations to all teams that participated!