YCDS Students and Faculty Return from Robotics World Championship

YCDS students Jagr Krtanjek and Jessica Babcock are two members of the local FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team, TechFire. TechFire is comprised of students from across York County. Amy Harmon Krtanjek, a YCDS faculty member and parent, serves as one of the team’s mentors.


TechFire competed in the FRC World Championship Competition in St. Louis on April 26-29, 2017, as part of the Archimedes Division. More than 400 teams competed. The team made it further in the competition than they have in past years, placing as the runner-up in their 66-team division. This ranks the team in the top 24 teams in the world!

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The team brought home the prestigious Industrial Design Award, which is earned by only six of the 3,400 FRC robots in the world.  TechFire won this award over all of the teams in the Archimedes and Daly Divisions and was adjudicated by engineers from organizations such as Tesla and NASA.

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We are so proud of Jagr, Jessica and Mrs. Harmon Krtanjek for all of their work and dedication to TechFire (and the GearHounds) this year. Congrats to all members of the TechFire community!