'We left a legacy here.' Freeport HS Robotics Team wins national competition

The Freeport team scored the highest points in a single match out of the 34 teams from across the country.

News 12 Staff

Apr 5, 2023, 9:26 PM

Updated 435 days ago

Share:

The Freeport team scored the highest points in a single match out of the 34 teams from across the country.
The Freeport High School Robotics Team is celebrating a victory at a national championship over the weekend.
Members of the team say winning the 2023 CREATE Open National Robotics Championship is an example of what they were able to accomplish by working together.
"We put in so much work, hard work, that the winning, it just showed that everything pays off in life," says Freeport High School senior Ryan Retzlaff.
The Freeport team scored the highest points in a single match out of the 34 teams from across the country.
The Freeport seniors also won the "Honor by Design" award, which recognizes the Long Island students as good role models.
President of the team and coder for the robot, Austin Patience, says the competition was stressful, but worth it.
"From here on out we can look back at what we did and see that we left a legacy here," Patience says.
Retzlaff, Patience and their third teammate, Dorian Trotman, say they have been working together since the sixth grade so winning the championship together means a lot to them.


More from News 12