Two teams of students from area high schools recently competed in the 2015 First Robotics Competition in Colorado.
Now they're back home and brought some good news with them.
"Rapid Acceleration" from Rapid City and the Lead–Deadwood "Digi–Diggers" returned on Sunday from the regional competition in Denver.
"Rapid Acceleration" placed first and the "Digi–Diggers" placed second, allowing both teams to compete in the world championships.
Rapid Acceleration Coach Lance Wright says, "When we were at the competition, it was pretty cool that the two of us both were in the final match. I thought that was the coolest thing, you know, South Dakota versus South Dakota, and here there's two robotics teams competing against each other for the championship. And it's just awesome we both get to go down in St. Louis where there's never been any teams from South Dakota and compete at the same time together. And it should be an awesome experience for us, and I look forward to representing South Dakota."
Wright says between both teams they still need between $20,000 and $22,000 before they head to St. Louis for the championships April 22nd through the 25th.
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