Seven Mankato high school and middle school robotics teams are advancing to the world championships in Kentucky.

Mankato West Coach Mark Zenk says there’s a lot of skills that go into competing.

Zenk also says the teams won awards for their work in the community.

Around 170 teams competed at all the levels. The world championships take place in April.

Steel Phoenixes(West) & Betaversion 3.0(East) – State Tournament Champions
The Ribbits(West) & Knights(West) – State Tournament Finalists
Wolfram(East) & Voltaic Tyranny(East) – State Tournament Semi-Finalists
Betaversion 3.0 – Excellence Award winners
Knights – Design Award, Robot skills, & Community Award winners
The Ribbits – Build Award winners
Steel Phoenixes – Amaze Award winners
Middle School:
Static Core(Dakota Meadows) & Ellis Engineers(Austin) – State Tournament Champions
Solid Steel(Dakota Meadows) – Community Award winners
*7 Mankato Teams qualified for World’s in Louisville on April 24-27 at Kentucky Expo Center
Steel Phoenixes, Betaversion 3.0, Knight, The Ribbits, Wolfram, Voltaic Tyranny, & Static Core