2024 International SeaPerch Challenge

We are thrilled to welcome you back to the University of Maryland, College Park, on May 31 - June 1, 2024!

2024 International SeaPerch Challenge

Congratulations to all of our competing teams!

The results are in for the 2024 International SeaPerch Challenge. Click the button below to see overall class results and rankings for each of the competition events.

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Volunteer Information

Many hands will be needed to orchestrate such a large event. There are several ways to help:
DAY BEFORE and/or DAYS OF THE EVENT
May 30, 31, June 1, 2024
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland


General event volunteers are needed to help things run smoothly onsite. We will need help with set-up, break-down, registration, poolside scoring, crowd control, photography, and score running.

Youth Protection Policy available here.

Liability Wavier available here.

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Spectator Information

Classmates, teachers, mentors, advisors, parents, siblings, and friends may register as spectators for the 2024 International SeaPerch Challenge.  Spectators may choose from these options:

  • $10 Ticket Only Option: Includes access to team village, pool competition viewing areas, and presentation rooms. (Also available for purchase onsite at the event)
  • $0 Spectator (under 13) Ticket Only Option – Tickets are free for spectators under age 13.  Includes access to team village, pool competition viewing areas, and presentation rooms. (Also available for purchase onsite at the event)

Travel, Hotels, Dorm Housing, Parking, Bus Parking, and Cancellation Information

Traveling to and Staying at the Challenge

For additional information related to travelling to the University of Maryland, please visit University of Maryland’s webpage.

 

Travel Map

  • LOCAL AIRPORTS:
  • BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI): 30mi
  • Reagan National Airport (DCA): 16mi
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD): 35mi

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

  • Metrorail from Washington, DC
  • MARC from Baltimore
  • Amtrak to Washington, DC or New Carrolton, MD

 

HOTEL INFO:

The Hotel at University of Maryland

7777 Baltimore Ave

College Park, MD 20740

 

Booking Cut-off Date: May 1, 2024

 

Booking Link:  https://reservations.travelclick.com/107316?groupID=4277078

Book by Phone: 301-277-7777, Ext. 7101 – Group – 2024 International SeaPerch Challenge

 

Cancellation: 24 hours prior to check-in to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax

 

Rates:

  • King Bed – Single – $179.00 + tax/fees
  • Queen/Queen Bed – Single/Double – $179.00 + tax/fees
  • Queen/Queen Bed – Triple Occupancy – $189.00 + tax/fees
  • Queen/Queen Bed – Quad Occupancy – $199.00 + tax/fees

Amenities: Complimentary WiFi

Parking: $12.00/night

 

Cambria College Park

8321 Baltimore Avenue

College Park, MD 20740

Direct:  301.595.2609

 

Rate: $169 + tax / single or double occupancy

Additional adult: $10

 

Available Dates: May 30 – June 1 (Hotel will honor the rates three days prior/three days after available dates on a space available basis)

 

Parking Fee: $12.00/night

 

DORM HOUSING:

The University of Maryland will be offering dorm housing with meals during the 2024 International SeaPerch Challenge.  Pricing shown on dorm registration page.

  • • Select from LaPlata Hall or Pyon-Chen Hall
  • • Choose Single or Double occupancy
  • • Select Package
          •       • Thursday, May 30 – Sunday, June 2
  •       • Thursday, May 30 – Saturday, June 1
    •       • Friday, May 31 – Saturday, June 1
  • • Add Parking, if needed
  • • Submit Room Roster
  • All campus reservations must be finalized by 11:59pm ET on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

 

*Cancellations allowed until May 9, 2024 (minus $40 reservation fee)

 

Dorm housing is handled by the University of Maryland. For all housing questions, please contact registrationservices@umd.edu.

 

Parking at the Challenge

Parking at the University of Maryland will be very limited during the 2024 International SeaPerch Challenge due to other events going on at the same time.

  • • Parking on Friday, May 31, will ONLY be available via pre-purchased permit ($20 per vehicle) and permits will be valid in select parking areas. Purchase Friday parking pass here.
  • • Parking on Saturday, June 1, will be complimentary, but will be restricted to select parking areas.
  • • Parking in any other areas will result in large fines and/or vehicle towing at the driver’s expense.  RoboNation assumes no responsibility for parking tickets and/or towing.
  • • Parking instructions will be sent via email prior to the competition.

 

BUSES – If your team will be parking a bus on campus at the University of Maryland, please contact Cheri Koch at ckoch@robonation.org to make special parking arrangements no later than May 24th. 

See the University of Maryland Parking Map HERE to see the location of each of the lots listed above.

UMD Parking regulations

Cancellation Policy for Registration Fees


To cancel a registration for the 2024 International SeaPerch Challenge, teams must visit the SeaPerch Cancellation Policy page and complete the Cancellation Form. Cancellation requests not submitted using this form will not be accepted.
• Full teams who cancel will receive their full refund less the ROV registration fee ($250).
• Individuals who cancel will receive their refund less 10%.
• No refunds after April 26, 2024.
Refunds will be processed within 1-2 weeks after receipt of the cancellation form and will be based on the original payment method (payments received by check/wire transfer will be processed as wire
transfer refunds; payments by credit card will be credited to the original credit card charged)

Meet the Teams!

001 - OABA SeaBots

Odyssey Academy Bay Area

El Lago, Texas, USA

 

Mrs. Welch been with Odyssey Academy Bay area for 3 years. She loves sports especially her Astros. She has a passion for teaching her 2nd grade students. Journee is his first year at Odyssey Academy Bay Area. This will be his first time participating in SeaPerch. He is looking forward to going to internationals and learning more. Hobbies include video games and sports. Allen has been with Odyssey for seven years. This will be his first time participating in SeaPerch and is looking forward going to international. His hobbies include video games, drawing, and swimming.

 

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003 - ESchool Virtual Waterbots

eSchool National Hills

Augusta, Georgia, USA

 

The ESchool Virtual Waterbots are new to the SeaPerch experience, and we are excited to be exposed to the challenges it presents around us. Our team started with an exciting call-out to virtual students. We had never seen each other, yet we bonded over the common interest of building a robot. We had yet to learn who, how, or even when, but we were ready to embrace any challenge. We go to class virtually every day and only see each other on some Fridays of the month. We make the most of our time together to keep floating and diving!

004 - Killer Krabs

Patriot High School

Nokesville, Virginia, USA

 

The Killer Krabs are a team of three juniors from Patriot High School in Virginia: Hannah Jansen, Alex Khem, and Hayden Trexel. This is Hannah’s third year participating in the SeaPerch international competition, and Hayden and Alex’s second. We are very excited to show the world the ROV that we have worked diligently and relentlessly on. This is our first year working together and it has been a positive experience as our skills complement each other, allowing for a team that functions as smoothly as gears. We gained a lot of knowledge throughout this season and most importantly, had fun.

 

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006 - Murray Eels

George Washington Middle School

Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 

Team Murray Eels was formed in 2022-2023 and has undergone a lot of changes throughout its time. Oliver Matthews has been with team since the beginning, and after losing team members who moved away, he recruited his friend Davis West to join. Since Davis was added to the team, the project really took off. Team Murray Eels together developed a ROV that can successfully navigate a course, pick up objects underwater and looks pretty cool! These two 7th grade GW students have really developed a love for the engineering process, fostered by their little ROV.

 

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008 - Team Skeleton

Owen Renner – Owen is a 6th grade robotics enthusiast. Owen plans to continue to compete throughout middle school and high school for Alexandria City Public Schools robotics teams. After high school, Owen would like to attend Virginia Tech to study Robotics/Engineering. Evelyn Renner – Evelyn is an 8th grader bringing a creative/artistic eye to robotic competition. As she moves on to high school next year, Evelyn plans to continue to mix design with technology by participating the various robotics teams and graphic arts opportunities Alexandria City High School provides. Following High School, Evelyn plans to pursue a degree in graphic design.

 

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009 - SKZ Archonette Youth Group

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated – Sigma Kappa Zeta (SKZ) Archonette Youth Group

Brooklyn, New York, USA

 

The Archonette Youth Group represent high school young ladies, ages 14-18, under Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Members of the Archonette Youth Group demonstrate an interest in the goals and the ideals of scholarship, sisterly love, and community service, and are affiliated through local chapters. Our group is sponsored by Sigma Kappa Zeta Chapter which serves the Brooklyn, New York community. Our chapter helps these young ladies achieve academic excellence, develop leadership skills, and strengthen their social and cultural awareness through targeted programs and community service.

 

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014 - Olympic

Oromahoe School

Northland, New Zealand

 

Andrew Harris attends St Peters School in Cambridge. He is 13 years old. His interests include fixing lawn mowers. He would like to study engineering in the future.

 

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015 - Taikirau

Motatau School

Northland, New Zealand

 

Tena koutou katoa. Motatau School is a small school nestled away from the hustle and bustle of cities and towns on the outskirts of Northland New Zealand. We are predominantly Maori and jumped at the opportunity to participate in the Aquabots program. We chose to be a part of the Aquabots programme because we wanted to see if it could help our students become more open-minded about possibilities or new innovations that could help them consider how this venture or any they invent could potentially contribute to sustainable options for our local ecosystem. From this trip to USA we want to come home and continue the Aquabot journey, using all the knowledge gained to look into the health of our river and use the Aquabots to help test and look into both rubbish collection, looking more closely in what lives beneath the surface, and learning about the MCI-macroinvertebrate community index. We are so excited to be a part of the 2024 Sea Perch competitions.

 

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018 - Blue Magic

Pukeroa Oruawhata – Rotorua School

Rotorua, New Zealand

 

Team Blue Magic, coming from Rotorua, New Zealand, brings a strong team to the International Seaperch challenge. Led by Captain Laven Middlemiss and supported by the technical skills and creative problem-solving of Adrian Hurihanganui and Mokonuiarangi Savage, they’re poised to make a significant impact. With hometown pride fueling their determination, they aim to leave their mark on the competition through teamwork and innovation. Representing Rotorua with distinction, they embody the spirit of collaboration and excellence. Here’s to Team Blue Magic as they dive into the challenge and strive to make waves on the international stage.

 

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019 - Team Tahi

SAGE Engineering

Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

 

The SAGE Engineering Club consists of 5 young women from three different high schools in Rotorua, New Zealand. The girls have all been involved in engineering and robotics for between 3 and 5 years. They compete in four different engineering competitions throughout the year, gaining transferable skills and working in a variety of situations and developing a range of exciting outcomes. Several of the members have qualified for the International Seaperch Competition before but due to COVID disrupting travel, haven’t been able to attend, so we are excited to finally be attending.

 

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020 - BumbleBots

Mixed: Grovetown School, Riverlands School, Springlands School, Correspondence School

Marlborough, New Zealand

 

We are the BumbleBots from Marlborough, New Zealand. The team is made up of four friends who share a love of the ocean and STEAM, Sam Richardson (11) from Correspondence School, Devon Marshall (11) from Riverlands School, Claudia Stafford (10) from Grovetown School and William Davis (10) from Springlands School. Highlights have been working through the engineering design process, we are excited to see other teams’ designs and to compare them to ours. We also loved learning about how ROVs can be used in ocean conservation, focusing on the problem of growing kina barrens in the Marlborough Sounds.

 

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021 - TEAM DREAM RONG ZHEN

CSO & BEIJING BAYI SCHOOL

Beijing, China

 

We are a team of 2 eighth graders & 7 seventh graders from Beijing Bayi School and CSO in Beijing, China. Our team has been in existence for 4 years, and we have participated in three China Zone Seaperch Fishing with excellent results, and our team members have been interviewed by the school newspaper and Beijing Satellite TV. The technical design report we wrote was included in the underwater unmanned systems course textbook “Hello! Remotely Operated Vehicle”

 

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022 - Blue Seaperch

Experimental School of Beihang University

Beijing, China

 

Our Seaperch is unique and distinguished by its adaptability. It can not only complete complex tasks, but also has strong stability and can work in an underwater environment for a long time. This underwater robot stands out in the entire competition with its low cost and excellent performance.

 

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023 - GDSYZX

Guangdong Experimental High School

Guangdong, China

 

Our team is driven by passion, aims to uncover students’potential, and strives to cultivate talent for the future world. Our core values are unity, innovation, and the pursuit of excellence. We believe that each team member brings unique value, and when everyone works together towards a common goal, the collective effort becomes greater than the sum of its parts.

 

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024 - HangHang

The Aerospace City School of RDFZ

Beijing, China

 

In our first year of the SeaPerch Challenge, we, Hanghang team from The Aerospace City School of RDFZ, have developed a distinctive SeaPerch design. We learned a lot of robot design and application skills in the real water environment from the expert teachers of the Chinese Academy of Environmental Sciences and the physics teachers of the school. Our biggest takeaway this season is give full play to everyone’s advantages and fly further together.

 

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025 - Aurora

Centro Residencial Oportunidades Educativas de Villalba

Villalba, Puerto Rico

 

The Aurora team started as a group of three, gradually sparking interest and forming the six current members. Even on the day the mechanical engineer joined, the way of thinking about the robot was different. The robot saw a dramatic shift with a unique and pioneering design after he joined. Our focus was on a stable and hydrodynamic robot, which the recent ROV meets expectations for. Among the newer members is ROV pilot Jonel Cruz, for which he was nominated.

 

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026 - Watatsumi

Centro Residencial Oportunidades Educativas de Villalba

Villalba, Puerto Rico

 

Watatsumi team was created last year by high school students from CROEV, a public boarding school in Villalba, Puerto Rico, specializing in STEAM. Our mission is to inspire young people to innovate for a sustainable future. In 2023, we won 1st place in Real-World Innovation at the International SeaPerch challenge. This year, we took on the challenge of identifying our weaknesses and strengths to enhance our ROV, aiming to elevate the team’s performance. Despite our study program of nine classes and living in different towns, we have managed to establish effective communication among the team members to achieve quality results.

 

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027 - Hammer Heads

Bonneville School

San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

Hello! We are the Hammer Heads, a Bonneville School team located in Puerto Rico. We are excited to compete in Seaperch’s worldwide competition for the second time, thanks to our mentors Linda Sánchez and Leandro Rodríguez. Throughout our experience, we’ve adapted various models, but this year we’re excited to announce that we’ll be fighting against “StingRay Apollo”. Additionally, this year’s inquiry focuses on detecting the amount of SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) in the water. We are proud of everything that Seaperch has taught us. And, as the saying goes, the second time is the charm.

 

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028 - SeaDivers

STEMA Center Development and Training Center

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

SeaDivers Team consists of three passionate STEM learners who’ve enjoyed hands-on activities like LEGO and robotics since they were young. We’re excited to take on the SeaPerch Competition, where they can show what they’ve learned about engineering and technology in real life. Ready to compete at their best, they’re eager to demonstrate their skills and passion, hoping to inspire others to join them on this exciting journey.

 

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029 - Vipers Bada v1.0

American Community School of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 

Hello, we are the Viper Bada Diver V1! We are delighted to be part of this amazing competition. We are from the American Community School of Abu Dhabi and consist of ambitious students. We are competing in a High School Stock Class, and this is actually the first time we are participating in this competition(year 1)! Our Sea Perch design is unique for incorporating additional pipe and 3D-printed parts that will be used on the specific course. Our biggest takeaway this season is the integration of multiple components and teamwork that allowed us to move here so far.

 

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030 - Wildcats Engineering

The American Baccalaureate School

Kuwait

 

The ABS Wildcats are excited to embark on a new journey into the Seaperch Open Class Competition. The Wildcats performed last year through the high school category and have accomplished to qualify to the finals. The ABS Wildcats have invested more time and commitment to fix any mistakes previously made through the high school class and are ready to qualify for the finals once again. The ABS Wildcats have competed in the Seaperch for one year, and this will be the Wildcat’s second year in the competition. Our Seaperch is unique due to our streamline body shape using PETG material. Our biggest takeaway this season would be learning how to work with technical skills, as well as learning how to communicate with one another under pressure.

 

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032 - RE.Marine3

IEEE Suez RegionE

Suez, Egypt

 

Re Marine 3, a middle school Seaperch team, is led by Tony Nabil Manshy, known as the Welding Man for his expertise in motor-related aspects, with three years of dedicated service to SeaPerch. Raafat Ahmed, a proficient designer in TinkerCad and VPerch, brings creativity in his second year. Hatem Ahmed, recognized for exceptional robot assembly skills, plays a crucial role with two years of SeaPerch experience. Abdel Rahman Ibrahim specializes in robot control with three years in SeaPerch, ensuring precision. Together, they embody innovation and excellence, pushing boundaries in robotics as Team Re Marine 3, committed to advancing technology and achieving new milestones.

 

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033 - Sovereigns

Noor language school

Cairo, Egypt

 

A group of zealous high school students, known as Sovereigns, embarked on an underwater exploration journey with their ROV. Driven by curiosity and a thirst for knowledge, they delved into the complexities of marine life and engineering. Through collaboration and hands-on learning, trying to solve this problem faces Egypt’s environment as gas leaks from subsea oil and gas facilities could cause significant ocean environment damage.

 

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038 - Y·Z·R

Guangzhou No.2 High School

Guangdong, China

 

We come from Guangzhou No.2 High School, China. The captain is Wu Sicheng, other team members are Hong Xiaoguo, Liu Yueqianfan, , Tang Jingcheng and Wu Yiping. This is the first time we participate in the international SeaPerch Challenge. We join the Middle School Stock Class. Wu Yiping designed drawings and made mechanical claws, Hong Xiaoguo and Tang Jingcheng cut water pipes, Liu Yue Qianfan processed waterproof structures for motors, and Wu Sicheng made controllers.

 

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040 - Robo Reversal

Macau Pui Ching Middle School

Macau, China

 

Hailing from Macau Pui Ching Middle School, three Grade 9 students—Helen, Olivia, and Linna—have united to form Team RoboReversal. We share a common fascination with underwater robotics and have two years of hands-on experience in building ROVs. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, which prevented their participation in the Seaperch Competition for two consecutive years, our perseverance has finally paid off. This year, We are thrilled to have the opportunity to compete on an international stage at the Seaperch Competition, ready to dive into the world of aquatic innovation.

 

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041 - Mosasaurus

Macau Pui Ching Middle School

Macau, China

 

The Mosasaurs team, consisting of nine seventh-grade students from Macau, is the first year participating in the SeaPerch from Macau PuiChing Middle School has constructed the ROV Pufferfish. The team’s goals are to improve their learning in underwater robotics and get good grades in the SeaPerch competition. Our team is separated into different groups. The Mechanical Design team designs the underwater robot’s body and tools and uses 3D printing to create the camera and thruster holders for the underwater robot, while the Electronic Drafting team handles waterproofing and circuit-related tasks. They participate in exchange programs, such as a training excursion with Guangzhou No. 2 Middle School and Hong Kong Robotics Workshop to keep learning and developing.

 

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100 - Mt. Ararat Serpents

Mt. Ararat High School Science Club

Topsham, Maine

 

Team Bio: Our Team consists of five members, Charles, Seb, Finn, Ryan, and Luke. Charles is a junior who is interested in math and science and is interested in engineering after high school. Seb is a junior, and plans to pursue mechanical engineering in college. Finn is a sophomore who is interested in the economy and the environment and hasn’t decided what he wants to do in the future. Ryan is a junior who is interested in music and computer science. Luke is a junior who plans to go into the trades.

 

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101 - Water Flash

San Gabriel School for the Deaf

San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

Yanielis Malave and Yaxiel Carrasquillo are the Water Flash Team, both high school students from San Gabriel School for the Deaf in Puerto Rico. This is their second year in this competition.Yanielis stabilizes and steadies the ROV device as the copilot and Yaxiel who operates and guides the device smoothly to achieve the goals of the missions. His remote work has aided his team to drive effortlessly through the most difficult obstacles. By improving the ROV design, they seek to develop problem solving and teamwork skills to be able to face even more difficult challenges.

 

105 - Team Marlin

USNSCC – Massachusetts Bay Division

Franklin, MA, USA

 

Team Humpback; SN Colin Holmes, Engineer, SN Jake Metcalfe, Engineer, PO3 Jared Frith, Engineer, Team Marlin;SA Blake Oulton, Engineer, SN Ashwin Padmanban, Engineer, PO1 Lead SPO Akshayram Sivakumar.

 

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106 - Team D.E.K.

Henry James Memorial School

Simsbury, Connecticut, USA

 

Team DEK: Kate, Eden, and Daniel. We are 3 8th grader students from Henry James Memorial School in Simsbury, Connecticut. We recently won the state level SeaPerch competition, and we are very excited to be competing at the international level.

 

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107 - Team Atlantic

Henry James Memorial School

Simsbury, Connecticut, USA

 

Team Atlantic: We are three 8th graders from Simsbury, Connecticut. Our names are Maxwell, Irene, and Ryan, and our mission is to represent our school, Henry James Memorial and the hard work we’ve put into our ROV. We recently won the state competition and are looking forward to participating in the international event at the University of Maryland.

 

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108 - Swamp Devils

West Haven High School

West Haven, Connecticut, USA

 

The West Haven High School Swamp Devils are from West Haven, Connecticut. The Devils have been participating in SeaPerch for 8 years, but this is their first appearance in the SeaPerch International Competition. We have a diverse team of all years of high school, with students ranging from rookies to veterans in the robotics field.

 

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109 - Team Humpback

USNSCC – Massachusetts Bay Division

Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

 

Team Humpback; SN Colin Holmes, Engineer, SN Jake Metcalfe, Engineer, PO3 Jared Frith, Engineer, Team Marlin; SA Blake Oulton, Engineer, SN Ashwin Padmanban, Engineer, PO1 Lead SPO Akshayram Sivakumar.

 

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110 - PBJ

Rice Robotics

Rochester, New Hampshire, USA

 

Team PB&J originates from across New Hampshire and Maine. We are all homeschoolers and attend robotic classes at Rice Academy. At Team PB&J the ROV build is the second most important thing, just behind a good sandwich. Instead of sulking behind our ROV losses last year, we got right to work on fixing why it didn’t compete well. We have six members and a coach on our team; two pilots, Patrick and Benjamin, two linemen, Eli and Logan, and two engineers, Peter and Joseph. Hope to Sea everyone at Nationals.

 

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111 - Bronze Beasts

Rogue Robots of 4H

Claremont, New Hampshire, USA

 

We are the Bronze Beasts from Claremont NH. We are one of the two Rogue Robots of 4-H teams that competed at the Sea Perch Regional competition at UNH. We have six members: one 3rd grader, three 5th graders, one 6th grader and one 8th grader: Max D is our 3rd grader and the youngest team member. He loves playing sports and science. Owen D is a 5th grader and Max’s older brother. He loves sports and building lego creations. Thaddeus M is a 5th grader. He likes to play Saxophone and Guitar, Science, and robotics. Willem W is a 5th grader. He loves legos, trampolines, cheese and the trombone. Owen B is a 6th grader. He loves technology, cake and smart home. He also likes waffles. Lucas T is our 8th grader. He plays percussion in all of the CMS bands, and loves coding.

 

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115 - David G. Ouellet Division

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA

 

The David G. Ouellet Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a military style youth group that meets regularly in Gloucester Massachusetts. Our unit is composed of both males and females ranging from ages 10 through 18. We are disciplined, mentally tough and ready to take on any task at hand. We are always being taught to be leaders and show courage when faced with adversities.

 

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116 - JABE

Cape Henlopen High School

Lewes, Delaware, USA

 

Team JABE thrives on a culture of collaboration and synergy, where each member’s unique skills and perspectives are valued and harnessed towards a common goal. Their success in SeaPerch competitions is not just a result of individual talent, but a testament to the strength of their teamwork and group dynamic. By fostering an environment of trust, respect, and open dialogue, Team JABE cultivates a sense of camaraderie that propels them to overcome challenges and achieve collective success. Their shared passion for underwater robotics unites them as a cohesive unit, driving them to push boundaries and innovate together towards excellence.

 

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200 - HydroDynamics

Mosside Middle School – Gateway School District

Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA

 

Hello and welcome to our team, HydroDynamics. Our team consists of three devoted members. First is our founder, Daniel Bandos, who has spent countless hours designing and brainstorming ideas for our ROV. He is also responsible for tethering our ROV. Next is Aiden Blake, who is our head mechanic specializing in motor assembly. Finally, we have Luke Baker, who is our driver and helped build the overall ROV. We placed 1st in all of the categories at Regionals and we are all in, ready to face any challenge we are offered at Internationals.

 

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201 - The Nautilus

Kerby Academy Homeschool

French Lick, Indiana, USA

 

The Nautilus team consists of the eldest three Kerby family homeschool students (Elijah, Sofia, and Isaiah) with the father (Jeff) as the team’s coach. The team’s father is a high school teacher at Springs Valley Schools in French Lick, Indiana and coached several Springs Valley SeaPerch teams in the past. After the pandemic, Springs Valley dropped the SeaPerch program and SeaPerch regionals no longer existed in Indiana. The Nautilus team formed in 2022 and competed in the Pittsburgh SeaPerch Regional in 2023. Elijah pilots the SeaPerch, Sofia navigates and manages the tether, and Isaiah supports the team in the design and practice. In 2023, the team missed advancing to the international competition by a tie-breaker. However, the team competed again in 2024 and successfully advanced.

 

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202 - The Silly Gooseters

Baldwin High School

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

 

We are The Silly Gooseter’s and we are both Juniors at Baldwin HS just south of Pittsburgh, PA! Our names are Regan Eckert and Morgan Douglass and we LOVE SeaPerch!!!

204 - BAArden Bellas

Lacey Township High School

Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey, USA

 

We are the BAArden Bellas, a New Jersey high school robotics team established in 2021. Each year, we have chosen a different fictional musical group to honor with a spinoff of their name. This year’s name comes from our three members’ first initials (Bennett, Ashley, Audrey) worked into Pitch Perfect’s leading group’s name. Although our name has changed over the years, our core members have remained the same since we began. This is our team’s second time going to Maryland for the International Competition. We loved our experience last year and look forward to having even more success this year!

 

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205 - Colts Neck Marlins

Colts Neck HS NJROTC

Colts Neck, New Jersey, USA

 

Our Sea Perch team is titled the Marlins led by cadets Drew Taeschler, Chuckie Tappen, Gio Domini, Brayden Stark, and Logan Correale. We are from Colts Neck New Jersey and the NJROTC unit at Colts Neck High School. Our team is composed of four freshmen and one sophomore meaning that this is four of our first years competing in Sea Perch and all our first time going to Sea Perch Internationals. Our team is overseen by team captain Jason Colon, and entirely made possible by Senior Naval Science Instructor Major Greg Penczak.

 

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206 - Manchester Shorebot Lobsters

Manchester Township Middle School

Manchester, New Jersey, USA

 

TEAM INFO The team representing our company is comprised of eight members: Emma DeSantis: Team Leader and Driver* Aaron Wang: Lead Presenter* Kayla Meyer: Researcher* Tyler Perlman: Researcher Aiden Moya: Builder Sophia Salguero: Notetaker* Emma Sabo:Presenter Jayden Villar: Presenter * – returning members All returning members are in 7th and 8th grade Also, our mentor for our team is, Maura Simister.

207 - Diplodocus Divers

Lacey Township High School

Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey, USA

 

We are Diplodocus Divers, a species of dinosaur that once roamed the Earth 145 million years ago. We aren’t sure how we decided on this name, there were many options. However, some evolved, and others went extinct. With this being our second year competing at Internationals, we wanted to push ourselves to put our best skills forward. As a group, we bring out our best communication, humor, and teamwork. Outside of Seaperch, multiple members of our pack are a part of the STEM Academy. Our experiences inside and outside the classroom have led us to our achievements in underwater robotics.

 

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208 - The Pool Sharks

Oneida Middle School

Schenectady, New York, USA

 

We are The Pool Sharks from Oneida Middle School in Schenectady, NY, USA. Our team consists of 6th graders Genevieve Berggren, Veda Knutson, Sasha Nandkishorelal, and Gibson Morris. It is all our first years doing SeaPerch. We wanted to join SeaPerch because we like to build things and wanted to learn more about robotics and engineering. Being in the SeaPerch program has been a fun experience for all of us, and we have learned a lot from our mentors this season.

 

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209 - Team Seaweed

South Glens Falls Oliver W. Winch Middle School

South Glens Falls, New York, USA

 

Team Seaweed is comprised of two sisters, Bree and Sydney Mallory. Bree is the captain and driver of the ROV. She is in 8th grade. Sydney is in 11th grade and has been helpful with designing and testing the ROV. This is their first year competing.

 

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210 - Tiger Sharks

Saint Helena School Blue Bell

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, USA

 

The Saint Helena Tiger Sharks are from Saint Helena School in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, USA. This is the Tiger Sharks’ third year competing in SeaPerch. The Robotics Club also competes in the FIRST LEGO League Challenge. This year the Tiger Sharks are made up of 10 girls and boys from 5th-7th grade. As a team, they enjoy learning and implementing the engineering principles involved in SeaPerch, especially fluid dynamics. SHS Robotics is also involved in community outreach, working on putting together Lego kits with videos for kids battling in hospitals in memory of one of our team members brothers.

 

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211 - Sea Star Robotics Inc

Danville Middle School

Danville, Pennsylvania, USA

 

Our team members have come from many different backgrounds from living out in the country to living within a mile of the school, but we all came together and built an ROV. Many of us have never done this before and it was a new experience to get that exposure to teamwork and building skills. Some of us want to go to vo-tech after Middle School, while others want to go to high school and continue on to college. However, all of us have one thing in common and that is we succeeded at building an underwater ROV!

 

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212 - Springfield Sea Cougars

Springfield High School

Springfield, Pennsylvania, USA

 

The Springfield Sea Cougars have been in practice for over 14 years. This is our second time having the chance to compete at the international competition. We are excited to compete with our updated ROV and unique design approach.

 

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213 - STEM-UP Program @ Temple University

STEM-UP Program @ Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 

Intuition drives innovation. You know that “gut-feeling” that this new idea is the one? Here at Temple STEM-UP, these “gut-feelings” become reality as our team brings these visions to life. Handpicked from a batch of highly intelligent and capable high schoolers, we don’t aim for better, we achieve the best. This year’s SeaPerch team consists of 6 members, Tyler Baughman, Max Winarto, Jeet Patel, Joseph Kwee, Brandon Ngo, and Claire Lin. Our team focuses on creating a fun, playful environment where we prioritize creating a product that not only exceeds boundaries, but also creates new expectations for following years.

301 - TarHeels

New Bern High School

New Bern, North Carolina, USA

 

The New Bern High School Robotics Club formed in 2015. We have attended the SeaPerch International Challenges four times. There are six current members – one freshman, three sophomores, and two juniors. All members are interested in majoring in a STEM field. Six past club members have majored in and are working as engineers. Two came to a club meeting this year to give a presentation on being engineers. We worked with our engineering teacher to design an Open Class robot that is light, fast, maneuverable and powerful. The six connected syringes provide adjustable buoyancy to counterbalance weight of the motors.

 

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303 - Sea Lions

Unity Reed High School

Manassas, Virginia, USA

 

We are a team of all juniors, and even outside of Seaperch we are all good friends. This was a big part of why we all chose to commit to Seaperch together and make it unique. Seaperch was a very enjoyable experience that we all shared together. We all helped each other grow along the way and all added our own twist of personality to every aspect of the team from our logo, build designs, and even down to the controller we built together. The personal strengths and the bond we share helped us get as far as we have.

304 - VITMN Sea

Unity Reed High School

Manassas, Virginia, USA

 

We’re a group of 6 with 5 of us being Seniors. Outside of Seaperch we all know each other from either elementary school and middle school. We all decided to join together because we all work together well and encourage, motivate and inspire one another. All of us being friends has allowed us to really enjoy this years Seaperch Competition. Being able to experience all this together and share memories, laughs and knowledge has brought us together even more. We are eager to use all that we have learned together and use it in our future engineering careers.

305 - Chesapeake Crew

Patriot High School

Nokesville, Virginia, USA

 

We are the Chesapeake Crew, a team of three from northern Virginia. Our team captain, Hayden, is a junior and is the SeaPerch club president at our school. He also does cross country and tennis. Evan and Caleb are sophomores, and they pole vault and are both sprinters on the track team. We all love making new things and pushing the limits, and we are excited for the 2024 International SeaPerch Challenge! See you there!

 

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306 - Angry Crabs

Patriot High School

Nokesville, Virginia, USA

 

Our team is all about focusing on the smaller details. We believe that the smaller details enhance the bigger picture. For example, we focused on the individual components of the ROV rather than the ROV frame itself. The things like the hook, motor guards and motor configuration contributed to the success of our ROV and made it unique than others. We also implemented this belief into our team logo. The smaller details like the background, texture, and shadows in the logo enhanced the quality tremendously. We also believe in the importance of determination and hard work which is what has brought us so far.

 

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307 - Diggs Lion Fish

William A. Diggs Elementary School

Waldorf, Maryland, USA

 

We are the Lionfish from William A. Diggs Elementary School in Waldorf, Maryland. We are in the 4th grade. It is our first year in SeaPerch and we had fun winning the Charles County Regional Competition. Our names are Dylan, Yadan, and Sebastian. Our coaches are Ms. Davis, Ms. Bliss, and Mr. Johnson. We want to thank our families and school for their support. This year, we learned a lot and had a lot of fun. We look forward to competing at the International SeaPerch Challenge and meeting some cool people. Good luck!

 

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308 - Nativity Stars - Team C

Nativity Catholic School

Burke, Virginia, USA

 

Maura, Marian, and Sarah are 7th grade students at Nativity Catholic School. Maura and Marian first competed in Seaperch in 2023, and Sarah came on board this past summer. Maura leads her team through concept designs, while Marian takes the driver’s seat of the ROV. With the help of her teammates, Sarah has advanced her knowledge of Seaperch quickly, now leading soldering and repairs. The team shares an interest in engineering and marine biology ever since being inspired by the show Octonauts. Through trials and tribulations, the girls agree this is an experience they will never forget.

 

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309 - Enforcers - MS

Egg Harbor Township Police Activities League

Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, USA

 

Enforcers Middle School – We are from Egg Harbor Township Police Activities League. We are not school based, so we meet after dinner. We do not have a pool, but the SeaView Country Club allows us to use their pool. Two of our members returned from last year, the rest of us are rookies.

 

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310 - Enforcers HS

Egg Harbor Township Police Activities League

Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, USA

 

We are the Enforcers from Egg Harbor Township Police Activities League. We are not with a school, so we have to meet after dinner. The SeaView Country Club allows us to use their pool to practice, We had 2 students on our team, but one is attending his high school Prom and could not make it here. I have our Middle School team here to help me, but I could really use another High School team member.

 

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313 - S.C.U.D

Margaret Brent Elementary School

Stafford, Virginia, USA

 

We have three team members from Margaret Brent Elementary School, each with a unique and specific assignment. Eli Massey is our Line Tender; he keeps our cord from getting tangled and provides the distance we’ve traveled. There is Bridgette Farley, she is our Battery Tender; she keeps our power connections stable as well as carrying the battery and keeping it dry. Our pilot is Kimberly Obenhein who has the job of steering the ROV through the obstacle and mission courses. Together we make up team S.C.U.D, our Self-Contained Underwater Device. Thank you.

314 - The Whale

Ideaventions Academy

Reston, Virginia, USA

 

We are Jacob Mendelsohn and Vasishta Indukuri, ages 12 and 14, and we go to Ideaventions Academy, a private school in Reston, Virginia. Jacob is in seventh grade and Vasishta is in eighth grade.

 

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315 - VIKINGS

John T Hoggard High NJROTC

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

 

Meet our Seaperch Team! This is the Hoggard Vikings Seaperch Team. We are a group of eight NJROTC cadets who are strictly motivated in STEM, aspiring to gain our knowledge, along with piloting skills. Our Team ROV, Viking 1, is the bot for the number one spot, the fastest fella on the east coast. Our Team Captain, Cadet Andres Sanchez, is the talent of our time with his maneuverability and control of the hands and fingers. We are proud to call ourselves a team, and aspire to bring on the competition, making the name “Viking” one you’ll never forget!

 

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316 - Baby Yodas

Myrtle Grove Christian School

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

 

Bear Childres – 6th Grade: Myrtle Grove Christian School. Coltyn Melton – 6th Grade: Myrtle Grove Christian School. Ruan Wilson – 6th Grade: Myrtle Grove Christian School

 

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317 - The Bulldogs

Martinsville City Public Schools

Martinsville, Virginia, USA

 

Bio: Hudson, Aileen, and Noah: Hudson has an innate curiosity for engineering and a keen eye for detail, Hudson leads the team with his knack for problem-solving and his hands on approach. Aileen brings her creativity and eye for detail, fueling the team’s imagination with her innovative designs and solutions. As the team’s resident coder, programmer, and all around idea guy, Noah transforms ideas into reality with his mastery of technology. Together, Hudson, Aileen, and Noah form a formidable team, united by their passion for robotics of all types and their commitment to unraveling the mysteries of the deep.

 

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318 - Midlife Crisis

Union Pines High School

Cameron, North Carolina, USA

 

Our team started in the beginning of the school year with our new commander leading the way. Our intention was to “just figure it out” this year, but our commander, along with the hard work and experience of Mr. Cabana, got design kits, notebooks, found areas for water practices, and eventually got us into the 2024 Challenge. We spent the first half the year building our ROVs, and the second half of the year modifying and testing our experiments. After competing at UNC Charlotte, we qualified for the 2024 International Competition.

 

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400 - Safety Fish

Aldo Leopold Community School

Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

 

Safety Fish of Aldo Leopold Community School in Green Bay, WI – We are a team of 5 students; Owen Hanold, Onyx Osmond, Will Hansen, Henry Genrich and Owen Sabor. We are proud to be here and we wish everyone the best of luck!

 

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401 - Fast and Furious

Washington Island

Washington Island, Wisconsin, USA

 

We are team Fast & Furious; a team of three from a small Lake Michigan island in Wisconsin, known as Washington Island. Our Mechanical Engineer is Kinsey who is in 8th grade, our Electrical Engineer is Tug who’s in 6th grade, and our Structural Engineer is Marlie who’s in 5th grade. Kinsey has built ROVs for 2 years and this is Tug and Marlie’s first year. We chose the team name Fast & Furious because we thought it was unique, showed aggression, and represented our ROV. We have worked together to make our ROV suitable for all obstacles that come our way.

 

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404 - Team Tortuga

Kickapoo Area School District

Viola, Wisconsin, USA

 

Team Tortuga is composed of three individuals: Neyla Fleeharty, Evelyn Hajzl and Zoelyn Peterson. Neyla is a junior and is the team captain; she plans on studying forensic sciences once in college. Evelyn is a two-time SeaPerch participant and a senior this year. She plans to study secondary physical science education and perhaps move back to her roots in the Kickapoo Valley. Zoelyn is a junior; she has plans to enter the Air National Guard when she finishes high school and study in the medical field.

 

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405 - Phoenix

Unity Junior High School

Cicero, Illinois, USA

 

We are team Phoenix from Unity Junior High in Cicero, Illinois — 8th graders Adrian, Alondra, and Sarai, 7th graders Tatiana and Viviana, ROV Bob, and his frame iteration siblings Stuart, Kevin, Berty, and Picasso. We’ve had great chemistry since the beginning, learned from one another, and grew stronger as a team with every challenge. Building both ROVs and friendships, we have fun while getting work done and creating lifelong memories together. With passion for robotics, most of us desire engineering careers. Learning new engineering skills helped focus our paths. We push ourselves to bring our best contributions to the team.

 

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406 - Poseidon

Unity Junior High School

Cicero, Illinois, USA

 

Hello, we are team Poseidon from Unity Junior High in Cicero, IL. Our 8th graders are video game addict Antonio, cross-country runner Perfecto, and soccer player Edgar. Our 7th grader is artist Kaleb. Throughout our underwater robotics journey, we faced challenges like efficiently placing 6 motors and connecting them to our control box, and we that learned 3 motors with a lighter hydrodynamic frame allows for more control and speed. We enjoy hands-on learning, brainstorming, problem-solving, collaborating, and the new experiences, knowledge, and friendships we’ve gained building ROVs together. Our proudest achievement was earning a spot at the International Challenge.

 

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407 - Team Drop-Off

Clinton Middle School

Clinton, Michigan, USA

 

Hello, we are Team Drop Off from Clinton Michigan and we are excited to be competing in the International SeaPerch competition. All three of us are 8th graders and we divided the tasks equally. Jaxon Phillip is our driver. Gradyn Whelen our engineer and Grant Kutzley did the Technical Design report.

 

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408 - Ocean Perch

Clinton High School

Clinton, Michigan, USA

 

Our whole team has loved SeaPerch ever since it was introduced to us a couple of years ago. We have all experienced success at the regional competition and even some success at the International competition. Everyone on our team is involved in other competitions related to STEM, we also all compete in different sports, so it can be difficult sometimes to schedule when to get everything done for SeaPerch. We are all hard workers and put our best into this competition every year for the chance to compete and win at the international competition.

 

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409 - DANDRUFF

Clinton High School

Clinton, Michigan, USA

 

Cole Hillegonds: I am a 15-year-old freshman at Clinton High School. I play basketball, soccer, track, and cross country. Someday, I hope to attend the University of Michigan. Jacob Pizio: I am 15-years-old. I am a freshman at Clinton High School. My favorite subject is STEM because I love to build and design things. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, track, and cross-country. Broden Manchester: I’m a 15-year-old freshman attending Clinton High School. I play soccer, track, and basketball. STEM is my favorite subject. After I graduate high school, I hope to pursue a career as a pilot.

 

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410 - Reeths-Puffer Robotics (HS)

Reeths-Puffer Schools

Muskegon, Michigan, USA

 

Reeths-Puffer Robotics is from Reeths-Puffer High School located in Muskegon, Michigan. Our team consists of Brayden Ross, and Trent Plummer, and we are both sophomores this year. We qualified at the Michigan SeaPerch Regional Competition, sponsored by the University of Michigan and Clinton Public Schools. We are excited for this opportunity because this is our first year competing in the International competition at the High School level. We hope to perform well and improve our knowledge of underwater robotics.

 

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412 - Dolphins

Union League Boys and Girls Clubs

Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

We are the Dolphins, from the Union League Boys and Girls Clubs, located in Chicago, IL. Our names are Daniel N., Tonatiuh I. and Alexander M. We are excited to be part of the open class section, ready to compete with everyone else! This is a wonderful experience, and we look forward to meeting all the other teams competing at the competition! We hope to learn a lot from this experience and come again next year!

 

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413 - Bizarre Barnacles

Stevenson Middle School

Melrose Park, Illinois, USA

 

Our team decided to take on different roles and responsibilities based on our skills and strengths. ​ Marlene Herrera worked as the electrical engineer. It was difficult to fuse the circuit board due to the solder iron having difficulties. Sofia Rodriguez and Camila Takrouri worked as the structural engineer for the assembly of the ROV. Evelyn Ramos was the mechanical engineer and worked with wiring and waterproofing the motors. ​ ​

 

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415 - The Wave Sharks

Union Grove High School

Union Grove, Wisconsin, USA

 

Our team consists of William, who is in 11th grade, Ellis, who is in 12th grade, and I’m Mikey and I’m in 11th grade. After high school William is going to be attending gateway classes for CNC machining. I’m planning on going to Carthage College in Wisconsin for paleontology. And Ellis is planning on going to University of Wisconsin Milwaukee for computer science. I’m joining the Wisconsin National Guard and in my free time I play video games and hangout with my friends. In William’s free time he does wood working, metal working, and plays baseball. Ellis in his free time listens to music and plays video games.

416 - SpeedPerch

Union Grove High School

Union Grove, Wisconsin, USA

 

Nate, a freshman, is our team’s primary cable handler, backup driver, and general unpaid intern. He always gets the job done, no matter what the job is. Xavier, a sophomore, is our team’s primary frame designer and muscle man. He won 1st place in our regional tournament last year. Raymond, a junior, is our team’s primary CAD designer and team leader. He won 2nd place in our regional tournament last year. Laurel, a senior, is our team’s primary artist and general wisdom dispenser. She won 2nd place in 2022.

500 - Cobra Robotics

Park Vista High School

Lake Worth, Florida, USA

 

Cobra Robotics is from Park Vista High School in Lake Worth, Florida. The team consists of IT Academy senior, Rudolph Milliken, and Automotive Academy senior, Elana De Berry. This is the first year for the Cobra Robotics club competing in Seaperch. As part of the Automotive Academy, Elana De Berry used her skills and knowledge, building the stock underwater ROV and electronic components. Rudolph Milliken is the eSports President and uses his controller skills to pilot the ROV with Elana De Berry managing the tether. As a team, Cobra Robotics discusses strategies and techniques for the obstacle and mission course.

501 - ADHUS SeaKings

AD Henderson University School

Boca Raton, Florida, USA

 

The ADHUS SeaKings are hooked and ready to seize the throne! We are a dynamic team working strategically through the engineering design process, developing a specialized hook specifically for the mission run. This original design makes it “smooth sailing” for picking up objects and dropping them in a precise location. Although we have learned a lot through the building process, our most valuable lessons have been teamwork and time management. Our team is eager to make our inaugural appearance at the International Competition. We are ready for excitement, prepared to soak up knowledge, and looking forward to making new connections!

 

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502 - Sharktastics!

Spanish River High School

Boca Raton, Florida, USA

 

The Spanish River High School Sharktastics are a group of young, talented, hardworking individuals. Located in Boca Raton Florida, the Sharktastics meet after school several times a week and work on creating an ROV that meets the needs of the mission course and the obstacle course. Each member of the team has a STEM background with most being a part of the school’s biotechnology academy. The team has members of all ages, from freshmen to seniors. Ultimately, the goal of the Sharktastics is to have fun learning and assembling their ROV.

 

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503 - Crestwood Seagles

Crestwood Middle School

Royal Palm Beach, Florida, UAS

 

The three members of the Crestwood Seagles SeaPerch team are Blake Girard in 7th grade, Lucas Alvarado Gonzalez in 6th grade, and Elijah Hensley in 7th grade. Everyone on the team helped with the construction of the ROV, as well as prototyping and testing. Blake is the ROV pilot, Lucas is the cable manager as well as the navigator, and Elijah is our team supporter and designer. We love engineering cool things, as well as prototyping and fixing problems that arise.

 

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504 - ADHUS SunRays

AD Henderson University School

Boca Raton, Florida, USA

 

The ADHUS SunRays beam as a determined all-girls team ready to conquer underwater challenges. Our ROV named “Sunny” was introduced after several engineering designs turned into a game of subtraction which created a lightweight, sleek craft designed for speed and maneuverability. This innovative design is ready to dive into the mission. Using our girl power, we continuously refine our designs, striving for excellence. Drawing from past experiences in the International Challenge, we passionately mentor young girls in our community, sharing our knowledge and inspiring future leaders with the goal that girls will dominate the depth of the sea!

 

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505 - ADHUS Seagulls

AD Henderson University School

Boca Raton, Florida, USA

 

Seagulls are an all girl Middle School team, Savannah, Evangeline, Madeline, Anika, and Saiya, united to solve problems! We are problem solvers committed to creating a successful ROV. Together we have created and revamped our ROV to navigate through the challenges of the water. We all have our own strengths, but together we collaborate to create innovative designs and solutions! We are committed to shaping marine exploration. We are excited for our first competition at the International Level and look forward to sharing our knowledge with others at our school and in the community.

 

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506 - Swim Shadies

Northshore High School

Slidell, Louisiana, USA

 

Swim Shadies is composed of seniors Cooper, Micky, and Jaelyn and juniors Camryn and Rocky from Northshore High School in Slidell, Louisiana. They are smart, driven, and academically focused, and all are in their school’s ACT 30+ Club (Rocky has a perfect 36!). The team is often referred to as “The Breakfast Club” because, on paper, there are many differences between them. For example, Cooper, Jaelyn, and Camryn are all varsity athletes for football, basketball, and dance, respectively. Brothers Micky and Rocky are the clever comedians of the team. Despite their differences, they consider themselves family.

 

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507 - Heat Risers

Lake Castle Slidell Private School

Slidell, Louisiana, USA

 

The Lake Castle Slidell Sea Perch team has participated in Sea Perch for 11 years. We’ve competed at the National/International level for 9 years. This year our team, Heat Risers, was the Grand Champion at the Baton Rouge Regional. We look forward to traveling to the University of Maryland to compete this year. Team members are Aidan-Driver, John Paul-Tether, Thao-Vy-Time/Stats, Gala-Technical Report, and Cecilia-Technical Report.

 

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509 - Wet Techs

Bethlehem High School

Bonifay, Florida, USA

 

Team Wet Techs is a team of two 9th grade students from a rural K-12 school in the Florida Panhandle. They have participated as a SeaPerch team for two years. In 2023, they won 3rd place at their regional competition. 2024 is their first year competing at the international competition. Each year, they have learned that “if something can go wrong, it probably will.” They learned how to turn these challenges into learning opportunities.

 

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510 - Warrior 3

Walton Middle School

DeFuniak Springs, Florida, USA

 

Our seaperch is unique because we took the design of the mini ROV and tweaked it to not only add a hook, but improve the motors to push the bot faster. Our Seaperch design process was building the bot, and editing and tweaking it to make it suitable for competition. Our biggest takeaway this season is how teamwork pushed us to do more and work harder by working together.

 

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511 - Just Torpedo

Maritime Academy

Panama City, Florida, USA

 

Just Torpedos: Arianna-seeks to focus on progression toward STEM inclusion in SeaPerch and future endeavors. She is involved in Aerial Dance and is the quiet ambassador for our school. Nathan has a diverse nature working with local acting groups, giving time to the community and enjoys the electrical aspects of SeaPerch developing electrical improvements for their ROV. Johnny is the charismatic energy of the group willing to focus on any secondary projects required to complete the EDP focus of Seaperch. He is a skateboarding phenomenon and the glue that pulls the team through challenging days.

512 - Sea Skedaddle

Wewahitchka Jr./ Sr. High

Wewahitchka, Florida, USA

 

Our team Sea Skadaddle consist of Emily Flowers and Brady Barfield from Wewahitchka, Florida. We attend Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School and we are both in the 8th grade. This is our first year to compete in SeaPerch, and we are very excited to be able to experience an international competition. We have been friends for years and both enjoy spending time with our furry friends and family. We both are very involved in school activities, Emily currently is a Varsity Cheerleader, 4-H member involved in livestock, beekeeping, poultry club. Brady is a Varsity Football player, and has his own landscaping business.

513 - FISH

Downsville Community Charter School

Downsville, Louisiana, USA

 

Team FISH is completely new to the SeaPerch program, and while it was a big challenge, the four friends had a lot of fun doing it. FISH comes from a very small town, and their school is not very STEM-driven. The members of FISH love doing anything science related, so they jumped at the opportunity to compete in SeaPerch. Everything from stripping wires to getting covered in wax was a fun bonding experience that doubled as real-world applications of their skills. FISH is elated to come to internationals, and they know this experience will substantially add to their future endeavors.

 

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514 - Manta Rays

Buddy Taylor Middle School

Palm Coast, Florida, USA

 

We are Team Manta Rays: Sophia, Nathan, and Lucas! We are a 6th grade team from Buddy Taylor Middle School in sunny Palm Coast, Florida. This is our first year participating in the Seaperch program. We are so excited to have the opportunity to make it all the way to internationals.

 

515 - Bunsen Burnsers

Burns Sci-tech Charter School

Oak Hill, Florida, USA

 

The Bunsen Burnsers has five members plus our instructor. We partake in science-based competitions as often as we can to challenge ourselves and help us reach the top. Cayden Spurk is heavily engaged with Computer Science and Dungeons & Dragons. Amy King is a senior majoring in Chemistry and is a skilled violinist. Amanda King is interested in Aerospace Engineering and is a competitive gymnast. Jonah Renshaw is prepping to become a storm chaser through meteorology and is a cross country runner. Abigail Aldridge is interested in Genetics and plays the classical guitar.

 

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518 - Aquarius

River City Science Academy

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

 

We are a high school team with several years of experience with Seaperch. Our team; Justin Duke and Sam Pham attend River City Science Academy in Jacksonville, FL. We plan on pursuing studies in Engineering and Design. Our biggest takeaway throughout this season and last year’s season was realizing we have been constantly innovating and spending much of our available time on improving our ROV. Eventually, school work increased, and our team struggled to maintain our schedule and eventually lost some of the quality in our dedicated sessions After we realized this we adjusted our schedule and learned to relax.

 

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519 - Team Anglerfish

Mayport Middle School

Atlantic Beach, Florida, USA

 

We are team Anglerfish from Mayport Middle Robotics in Jacksonville, Florida. Our team is composed of four members, all in 6th grade. Each team member has more than one job for the team’s victory. This year is our first year competing in Seaperch. We are excited to be able to be able to compete in this year’s middle school stock class. We started as four strangers who came together and learned to work as a team to get here to compete in our first regional and qualify for the international competition. We’re excited to compete in internationals.

 

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520 - The Strawfish Pirates

Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School

Atlantic Beach, Florida, USA

 

The Strawfish Pirates is a team from Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School Robotics Club in Jacksonville, Florida. The team consists of four 8th Graders and a returning 9th grade student. Two members of our team are newcomers in the SeaPerch competition. The team’s diversity not only reflects a broad spectrum of backgrounds and perspectives but also fosters a rich collaborative environment conducive to innovation. The Strawfish Pirates are very thrilled to return to the 2024 SeaPerch International Competition.

 

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521 - Sea Hornets

East Central Middle School

Moss Point, Mississippi, USA

 

We are team Sea Hornet form East Central Middle School in Hurley, MS. We are composed of three 6th graders Andrew Goff, Cooper Lee, Jace Waltman. Jace Waltman likes to play and watch football and engineer robots. Andrew Goff likes to hunt, fish, and play golf. I also like spending time with my family and doing robotics after school. Cooper Lee likes to play baseball, go fishing, and hunting. I also like to do robotics after school.

 

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522 - Archimedes

The Piney Woods School

Piney Woods, Mississippi, USA

 

We are Team Archimedes. Our group consists of four seniors, all the way from rural Mississippi, The Piney Woods School. Naftalem and Abigail were the brains behind the circuitry and wiring, whilst Sora and Abriham were responsible for building the ROV’s structure and mounting the motors. With the guidance of our teacher Mr. Gonzales, we built the ultimate ROV that would give us the win at the Regional SeaPerch competition held at Biloxi natatorium. With the opportunity to participate in the international competition at UMD, we cannot wait to show everyone our mighty ROV.

 

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523 - Wet Warriors

Oak Grove High School

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA

 

Oak Grove Robotics is not simply a team, but rather a family. A family whose love and bond come from the exquisite passion for robotics and STEM. It’s this shared love that brought us together, forming a family that continues to flourish. Originating from the passion of a few students, our collective enthusiasm has only grown stronger. Beyond being teammates, we’re close friends, collaborating seamlessly to bring our visions to life, whether it’s crafting prototypes or realizing our goals. Together, we’re driven by a unified purpose: to innovate and create something extraordinary.

 

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524 - SEAWOLVES

Newsome High School

Lithia, Florida, USA

 

We are from Newsome High School in Lithia, Florida. This is our first year doing Seaperch and we are super excited to compete!

 

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525 - Ladies in Pink

River City Science Academy

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

 

Our team has three team members Samantha, Kate, and Avelyn. Avelyn is the driver and she is in ninth grade. Samantha is a tether and she is in tenth grade. Kate is also a tether and she is in seventh grade. Samanatha and Avelyn have worked together on a team for three years. We enjoy participating in seaperch because we like working together and problem solving. We have had such a good time participating in seaperch that we would like to do something similar for jobs in the future. Fun Fact, our team was previously known as the Lily Pads.

 

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527 - The Wet Willies

Grant County 4-H (Arkansas)

Sheridan, Arkansas, USA

 

The Wet Willies are a team on a mission. The team consists of ROV Pilot Luke Douthit, Tether Control Engineer Jaxson Andrews, and Data Analysis Engineers Miley McGinley and Raliegh Kimbrell. The team recorded the fastest obstacle course time in the history of the Arkansas 4-H Seaperch Challenge in 2024. They hope to continue that success at internationals.

 

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528 - Aquanauts

Grant County 4-H (Arkansas)

Sheridan, Arkansas, USA

 

The Grant County 4-H Aquanauts are a team with experience and drive. The team consists of Mission Course Pilot Garrett Key, Obstacle Course Pilot Eli Watson, and Tether Control Engineer Pryiam Laxmi. Coming off an 8th place overall finish at the 2023 International Seaperch Challenge the team is putting their experience to use and hopes to improve their world ranking in 2024.

 

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529 - Deep Water Vanguard

Grant County 4-H (Arkansas)

Sheridan, Arkansas, USA

 

The Grant County 4-H Deepwater Vanguard team is on a mission to be the best. The team consists of ROV Pilot Gavin McGinley, Tether Control Engineer Callen Shaw, and Data Analysis Engineer Gracie McGinley. Coming off a 3rd place overall finish in the 2023 International SeaPerch Challenge the team is driven to improve their world ranking in 2024.

 

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530 - Submarine Crew

Madison County 4-H (Arkansas)

Huntsville, Arkansas, USA

 

We are the Submarine Crew, from Madison County, Arkansas, our members are Emma and Jayden Griffin and Elijah Franklin. We are excited about attending the International SeaPerch Competition. We enjoy driving the obstacle course, as well as designing and making our ROV. Learning new skills, such as soldering, is also something we like about SeaPerch. We are all members of 4H. Emma and Jayden enjoy showing their dairy goats, as well as competing in Daisy shooting competitions. We are all also homeschooled. This allows us to focus on our extracurricular interests, while also continuing our education.

 

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532 - AMHS H2Go

Academic Magnet High School

North Charleston, South Carolina, USA

 

Hello! We’re H2Go, one of two robotics teams from Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston, South Carolina. Our passion for science and engineering propels us as we dive into the underwater world with our trusty ROV. This year’s SeaPerch season has been a fun challenge for the team, where we’ve designed, built, and fine-tuned our ROV to make it perform the best it can. To us, these robots are more than just plastic and motors; they’re a way for us to express our love for engineering and science, and thrust ourselves to the future.

 

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533 - AMHS Krakens

Academic Magnet High School

North Charleston, South Carolina, USA

 

We are the AMHS Krakens, one of the robotics teams at Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston, South Carolina. Our love for science and engineering is what gets us excited to explore the underwater world with our ROV. This year’s SeaPerch competition has been a blast! We’ve been designing, building, and testing our ROV to make it the best it can be. These aren’t just machines to us, they’re a way to show off our passion for STEM and launch ourselves into a future filled with possibility.

 

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534 - Phobia

Charleston Charter School for Math and Science

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

 

Team Phobia, hailing from Charleston Charter School for Math and Science in Charleston, SC, is diving into their second year with SeaPerch. This dynamic team has stepped up from local involvement to competing on both regional and national stages for the first time. With a passion for innovation and teamwork, they bring a fresh wave of enthusiasm and engineering acumen to the competition. Embracing the challenges of SeaPerch, Team Phobia is eager to showcase their skills and the fruits of their collaboration in the underwater robotics arena.

 

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536 - Rehobeth High School NJROTC

Rehobeth High School

Dothan, Alabama, USA

 

We are the Rehobeth High School Navy Junior ROTC (NJROTC) team out of Dothan, AL. Our 9th- to 12th-Grade team members have goals that range from military service to mechanical, electrical, and robotics engineering careers. We came together this year to form our school’s first competitive robotics team. As a group, we also participate in other NJROTC competitions, such as air rifle, orienteering, and academics, and we participate in a variety of community service events in our local area. We believe that success comes from our willingness to try new things and, hopefully, inspire others to join in.

 

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537 - Octonauts

Pine High School Robotics

Franklinton, Louisiana, USA

 

Our team is made up of four people Evan Fornea (me) is the driver, Cameron Johnson is the tethering cable feeder/retrieve;, Carmon Cobon who is the backup driver and tethering cable feeder/retriever, and lastly Lilli Keim, which is the computer tech, is in charge of the reports. We are in the high school stock class level. Our rov has a basic build with a few modifications with an added hook on the bottom. This is our 1st year competing and one of our members went to international once with a former student as well.

 

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538 - Hydro Warriors

Lake Castle Slidell Private School

Slidell, Louisiana, USA

 

The Lake Castle Slidell Sea Perch team has participated in Sea Perch for 11 years. We’ve competed at the National/International level for 9 years. This year our team, Hydro Warriors, was the Grand Champion at the Northshore Regional held in Bogalusa, Louisiana. We look forward to traveling to the University of Maryland to compete this year. Team members are Brady – Driver, Gryffin – Tether, Gabrielle – Tether, Ellie – Technical Report, and Gabriella – Technical Report.

 

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539 - Extraordinary Underdogs

Stone Mountain Middle School

Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA

 

The Extraordinary Underdogs is an all-girls team with many different talents. Our team seeks to contribute to improving our environment through assembling an ROV that can solve real-world environmental problems. We are passionate about taking care our Earth, and seeing that our water makes up 71% of the surface of the Earth, we want to ensure that we have good quality water for all. We understand that water is a precious resource and something that we should not take for granted.

 

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541 - Boy and Sea

Rapides High

Lecompte, Louisiana, USA

 

Boy and Sea is a group of young men from Lecompte Louisiana with diverse backgrounds. The members are Steele Peart, Paul Troncale, Don’tavion Washington, Aidan Wright, Triston Blue, and our coach, Jeff Kenimer. We are five seniors from rural Louisiana who have been friends for over a decade. We really enjoy the challenges of the engineering process that we have faced in our robotics class throughout high school, and have especially enjoyed the competitive aspect of the SeaPerch program over these past two years.

542 - Northeast Lauderdale NJROTC

Northeast Lauderdale High School NJROTC

Meridian, Mississippi, USA

 

Our team consists of four members, Dylan Lawrence (Junior), Antonette Brown (Junior), Allie Dean (Sophomore), and Gerrian Elam (Sophomore). We are very excited because this is our first year competing in SeaPerch. It has been a fun challenge learning about SeaPerch’s ROV components and how to assemble them. Learning more about STEM such as buoyancy, thrust, drag and waterproofing electronics really helped us with designing our ROV. Participating in the SeaPerch 2024 Challenge really showed us what Underwater Robotics can do in the real world when it comes to deep sea exploration.

 

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543 - Sustainable Cyclones

Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart

Miami, Florida, USA

 

The Sustainable Cyclones are an all-girls robotics team from Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami, Florida. We are excited to compete in the High School Stock Class for the second year. Our ROV is unique because we used CPVC to create the frame, making it lighter and faster. We made the bottom of our robot triangular to mimic the hull of a boat, making it more hydrodynamic. Our biggest takeaway this season is that testing our robot multiple times was very valuable in making it as effective as possible.

 

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544 - Deep Seakers

Florida Atlantic University Schools

Boca Raton, Florida, USA

 

We are the FAU High School Deep Seakers, a dynamic team diving into the deep end of innovation. Making our debut at the 2024 International Seaperch Challenge, we bring a fresh perspective to underwater robotics. With a sleek, efficient design, our ROV embodies speed and precision, crafted through the meticulous application of the engineering design process. We are mission-oriented, driven by a passion for exploration and discovery beneath the waves. Ready to make a splash, the Deep Seakers are poised to leave their mark on the competition, showcasing our ingenuity, teamwork, and dedication to pushing the boundaries of underwater technology.

 

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701 - Hydro Hunters

Palmer Elementary School

Missouri City, Texas, USA

 

We are the Hydro Hunters and our team consists of Jake Philip, Madelyn Boyd, and Thea Samuelson. We are fourth graders from Palmer Elementary in Texas. We participated in SeaPerch again this year because it was fun, challenging, and we learned a lot. The soldering and building of the ROV is our favorite part. Advancing to the International competition this year was a huge victory, it could not have happened without teamwork. Jake likes computers and wants to design games. Thea is amazing at math and loves to read. Madelyn is able to memorize anything she puts her mind to.

 

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701 - Oceanus Titans

Clements High School

Sugar Land, Texas, USA

 

Our SeaPerch team, the Oceanus Titans, is a student-led robotics team of students from various middle and high schools in Sugar Land, Texas. Our team is composed of innovative and skilled engineers dedicated to showcasing our journey with their underwater robot, the Aubrey Jr. ROV. Through careful designing, testing, and unwavering teamwork, our team has created an exceptional ROV that can navigate through difficult obstacles and waters. Our progress reflects team commitment and passion. As Oceanus Titans explore the depths of aquatic explorations, they continue to learn, pursue, and persevere through any challenges.

 

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703 - Wunsche Phoenix Fire

Carl Wunsche Sr. H.S

Spring, Texas, USA

 

We are Phoenix Fire Tech ! Our SeaPerch ROV design endeavors to establish a benchmark in underwater robotics, emphasizing optimal performance and steadfast stability across diverse aquatic environments. With meticulous attention to buoyancy control, propulsion systems, and innovative design features, we aim to craft a versatile vehicle capable of executing a wide spectrum of underwater tasks with precision and efficiency. By amalgamating cutting-edge technology with robust engineering principles, our design seeks to push the boundaries of underwater exploration and scientific research.

 

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704 - Skyline Gila River

Skyline Gila River

Chandler, Arizona, USA

 

The Skyline Gila River – Mary Golda Ross team program is a !00% Native American opportunity to work in teams and develop their critical thinking and strategy skills. Students work towards the goal of building a Remotely Operate Vehicle (ROV) that will maneuver underwater. The robotics program that we participate in is called Sea Perch..

 

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705 - Golden Eagles

Sonoran Science Academy – East

Tucson, Arizona, USA

 

Meet Team Golden Eagles, soaring into their debut at the International SeaPerch Challenge with their ROV, the “White Eagle.” Victorious in their inaugural year, they clinched the elementary division title at the Chandler, Arizona regionals, marking a triumphant beginning for this budding robotics squad. Comprising six members, including four 5th graders, one 4th grader, and one 3rd grader, their diverse team brings a fresh perspective to the competition. With a mix of seasoned veterans and enthusiastic newcomers, the Golden Eagles are ready to tackle the underwater robotics realm. From LEGO robotics to SeaPerch and beyond, they’re poised to make waves in STEM.

 

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706 - Barnacle Boys

Academy of Health Science Professional & STEM

La Joya, Texas, USA

 

As a team competing in this year’s regional Seaperch competition, we wish to impress and perform to the best of our ability (while also having fun). Our mission is to cultivate a culture of collaboration and innovation within our team. We work closely with our mentors and educators to create a supportive environment that fosters continuous learning and growth, promotes the exchange of knowledge, and pushes the boundaries of innovation. Our commitment to growth extends beyond SeaPerch–from mastering 3D modeling to honing soldering skills, problem-solving, and nurturing leadership qualities.

 

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707 - Falcons

Los Fresnos High School

Los Fresnos, Texas, USA

 

Our team is the Millenium Falcons, which comes from Los Fresnos High School in South Texas. As of now, we consist of four members but first began with ten at the start of the Fall semester. Throughout the course of this competition, our team has dedicated many meetings to construct and plan out our robot to perform at its highest efficiency. In the past, our team has made it to internationals six times thanks to our hard working members. This year, we wanted to show that same dedication and are determined to do our best for this upcoming competition.

 

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708 - Mermaid Men

Academy of Health Science Professional & STEM

La Joya, Texas, USA

 

The Mermaid Men is one of two dedicated and hardworking teams representing the Academy of Health Science Professions & STEM in La Joya, Texas. With our eldest members who have had a history of three years participating in regional SeaPerch competitions, we are thrilled to take part in an international SeaPerch challenge. With our team having a diverse range of talented members, spanning from freshmen to seniors in high school.

 

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709 - Circuit Breakers 1

Memorial Middle School

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

 

Circuit Breakers 1 is from Memorial Middle School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Their SeaPerch this year is named the All Seeing Sea Sandwich. Devin Fultz is team leader. He’s the driver, but also likes video games and flying drones. This is his second time competing in the International SeaPerch Challenge. Allen Fox is backup reeler and is also great at computer aided design. Victoria Wright is an analyst and data checker. She records all the information in our engineering notebook. Yanixan Gamez is a designer and builder, but can serve as substitute driver when needed.

 

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710 - Circuit Breakers 2

Memorial Middle School

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

 

Circuit Breakers 2 is from Memorial Middle School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Their SeaPerch is named Pikmin – it’s small, fast, and easy to maneuver. Lee Broderick is team leader and head driver for the Circuit Breakers. This is his third time competing at SeaPerch Internationals. Nancy Yanez is a reeler and designer. She is a terrific artist and created many of the drawings for the technical report. Astrid Corea is head reeler. She is a great coach and is known for staying calm under pressure!

 

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713 - Liopleurodons

ShadowCreek High School

Pearland, Texas, USA

 

We are the Liopleurodons from Pearland, Texas, and we represent Shadow Creek High School as a group of five members. Praneel, Dersh, Advaith, and Alex are all juniors, with Rohan being the lone senior. Throughout our seven-year journey in Seaperch, we’ve reached nationals six times. Our dedication to the program drives us to take on various projects, such as reviving Seaperch clubs and guiding the next generation of participants through mentorship programs. As our journey continues, we hope to nurture our local Seaperch community and take the clubs to new heights. See our journey on our Instagram @seaperch.schs

 

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714 - WMHS 3-2

West Mesa High School

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

 

Kina Dodge, Jesse Pittman and Jazmine Patel make up Team Pepino. We are aspiring Doctors, Scientists and Architects. Our current cumulative GPA is 3.89 we are the class of 2026! We are active in our school and the NJROTC Program where we were given the opportunity to build our SeaPerch. The SeaPerch Challenge has allowed us to get out of our comfort zone and create a unique opportunity for us to be challenged. Extracurricular activities include members of the NJROTC Air Rifle Team, Unarmed Drill Team, Volleyball Team, Track and Field Team, Cross Country Team and Cultural Dance Team.

 

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715 - WMHS 2-4

West Mesa High School

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

 

Team Cobalt is composed of aspiring engineers, including fields of civil, mechanical, and nuclear engineering. Our current average GPA is 3.5, and we work every day to improve upon such. Our team is from the graduating classes of 2025 and 2026. We are heavily active in our school and our NJROTC program, which provided us the opportunity and materials to compete in the SeaPerch competition. Our team members are actively participating in several extracurricular activities including Varsity Track and Field, JROTC Precision and Sporter Marksmanship, NJROTC Physical Training, Varsity Cross Country, and Club Boxing.

 

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716 - WMS 1

Washington Middle School

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

 

Our team consists of three members, Naydyne, Zayden, and Alejandro. Each member of our team is a significant part of the team by providing an important role within the team. Zayden is the driver within the team he does amazing with learning how the remote control works. Naydyne is in charge of helping with waterproofing, and a notebook about our ROV. We all help to improve our ROV in different ways but these are just some of our main roles within the team. We were heavily inspired by our other seaperch teams that made it to their first ever nationals.

717 - WMS 2

Washington Middle School

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

 

Our team consists of four members, Malakai, Hailey, Zoey and Elijah. Each member of our team is a significant asset by providing an important role within the team. Elijah is the designated driver within the team. Malakai is an electrical technician and tether. Hailey and Zoey are in charge of helping design, water proof, and journal about our ROV. These roles are not exclusive to these individuals, we all help to improve our ROV in different ways but these are just our main roles within the team. We were heavily inspired to live up to the movie called Spare Parts.

718 - Ornament Head

American School for the Deaf

West Hartford, Connecticut, USA

 

We have two people on our team, Lexi who is 13 and K’Marie who is 12. We both love Christmas, so we decided to name ourselves Ornament Heads. We use both ASL and Spoken English to communicate. Since this was our first time working together and K’Marie was new, we were amazed and happy that we won the Deaf/HH regional competition. We both love to build things and to see our ideas come alive. It has been fantastic to have this experience and we look forward to working on ROV’s and engineering projects for many years.

719 - ASD Grimace

American School for the Deaf

West Hartford, Connecticut, USA

 

Team Grimace is named after Grimace the purple milkshake loving character from McDonaldland. We have two people on our team, Jadiel who is 14 and Jayden who is 15. We go to the American School for the Deaf. Jayden loves doing electrical work at home and Jadiel loves to build things, including ROV’s. We both use ASL to communicate with each other and our friends. We loved competing at the deaf regional competition where all the divers, judges, refs, team members and coaches all used ASL.

720 - Narwhals

Highland Prep High School

Surprise, Arizona, USA

 

Highland Prep is a small school trying to bring SeaPerch competitions back to Arizona. The Narwhals team is excitedly learning as we compete. Our team and roles are as follows: Ryan Gladden: Builder, wire manager/ spotter, helped with technical design report. Kaden Kalanick: Driver. Kaedan Melton: Builder, wire manager/ spotter, wrote the technical design report. Keshav Sachan: Builder. Aaron Thomason: 3D modeling and printing. Connor Wotring: 3D modeling and printing.

 

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721 - Underwater Odyssey

Stephen F Austin Middle School

Bryan, Texas, USA

 

Our team is made up of four members, (Eloise Barton, our videographer; Beau Dockery, our tether; Luke Odeski, our primary documenter; Graer (Sultan) Styne, our driver.) We worked together to complete this project as well as we could. The result of our work, Jerressica (the robot), is something that we’re very proud of.

 

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722 - Inflatables

Wagner Middle School/GISD

Georgetown, Texas, USA

 

We are The Inflatables from Wagner Middle School in Georgetown,Texas. Our members consist of Mason, Coltyn, Elizabeth and Chris. This is Elizabeth’s first year in the Seaperch program, she is in the 8th grade and will be moving on to High School next year. Mason, Coltyn and Chris are all 7th graders and have participated in the Seaperch program before, this is our second year competing in regionals but first year competing at Internationals competition.

 

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723 - Team 2

Georgetown High School

Georgetown, Texas, USA

 

We are Team 2 from Georgetown High School in Georgetown, Texas. We are both planning on going to college to study engineering. Wesley wants to study sound engineering for a bachelor’s at Texas A&M, and Colton wants to study mechanical engineering for a bachelor’s with automotive engineering as a master’s degree at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Our team wanted to compete in SeaPerch so that we could further our knowledge in engineering through a unique hands-on challenge. Our team believed that through seaperch we would learn that through SeaPerch we could gain experience in engineering, 3D printing, and soldering.

 

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724 - The Big Cheese

East View High School

Georgetown, Texas, USA

 

The Big Cheese is from East View High School in Georgetown, Texas. Team members are Freshmen: Eymy, Sophomores: Ava and Yelitza, and Junior: Cruz. As a team, we met while competing in the BEST Robotics UIL competition in the fall semester. We worked well together and decided that we would continue our robotics journey by participating as a team in SeaPearch. Ava and Cruz are the ROV drivers while Eymy is the navigator for both. Yelitza has the role of team spirit manager. We are excited to be here! Go Patriots! Go Big Cheese!

 

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725 - Shark Fang's

Bonneville School

San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

Three eighth-graders from Bonneville School in Puerto Rico form Shark Fangs. Xabdiel Dilán is our pilot and model designer, Sophia Colón is our mechanical engineer, and Felipe Burgos is our co-pilot and structural engineer. We learned about collaboration, scientific phenomena, and ROV building while competing in Seaperch. We always wanted to compete in international tournaments, but finally doing so has helped us develop. We’re excited because we’ve worked hard to represent Puerto Rico and our school honorably. We had a lot of fun and just want to go to Maryland so everyone can see our ROV Bubbles’ potential.

 

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726 - The Mighty Coquis

Bonneville School

San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

We are The Mighty Coquis, a robotics group joined by 6 members; Andres Rodriguez as our pilot and investigator, Derek Diaz as our co-pilot and main designer, Jennuel Ponce de Leon as our electrical engineer, Christian Cruz as our mechanical engineer and pool tester, Chanely Rodriguez as our designer and photographer, and Edwin Caldero as our mechanical engineer. We, as a team, proudly represent our island, Puerto Rico, through our work ethic and positive outlook.

 

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727 - Odyssey

Odyssey Academy

Galveston, Texas, USA

 

Team Odyssey is a very mixed team comprised of old and new competitors. One-third of the team competed internationally two years in a row. Two other members have baseline experience with SeaPerch in the classroom. The other two members are new to underwater robotics. The team looks forward to learning, growing, and enjoying the International experience.

 

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728 - Mayport Stingrays

Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School

Atlantic Beach, Florida, USA

 

We are team Stingrays from Mayport Robotics in Jacksonville Florida. We have five team members that are all in 7th grade. Each team member has multiple roles and contributed to our team’s success. This is our second year participating and competing in Seaperch. Last year we won a regional and then competed at the international Seaperch competition where we won the overall stock class event. This year we are excited to return to internationals and compete in the open class division.

 

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800 - Messinators

Fremont High School

Ogden, Utah, USA

 

Our team, Messinators, has had a long legacy with SeaPerch. We have been participating in SeaPerch for 3 years. 2 of our senior members, Ashton Blodnick and Cheyenne Hardy, have been critical in the team’s development since its formation. The rest of our team, Grayden Vaughn and Angeline Cowley, have provided much needed support and assistance throughout the construction process. The Messinators are extremely grateful for the opportunity to compete at internationals for the 3rd year in a row. For more information view our “Meet the Team” video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_6Yju05CqGamseZuQ44Xh7QHzj-BmCOK/view?usp=sharing

 

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801 - The 3 Seahorsemen

Fremont High School

Plain City, Utah, USA

 

Our Team consists of Three members: Kasen Meyerhoffer, Jaydon Walker, and Aaron Woodland. All of us enjoy varied sciences and engineering fields, and we have each been friends for a few years now. Each of us has competed in this organization for at least two years. Kasen is a constant when it comes to coding and electronics, and has proven his proficiency in computer skills numerous times. Jaydon has displayed a decent level of cooperation and leadership. Aaron has shown an interesting broad spectrum of talent, and does not disappoint when neither Kasen or Jaydon have prior experience in something.

802 - Tide Pods

Orion Jr High

Ogden, UT, USA

 

Hello everyone, this year is our third year competing in Seaperch and our first competing at a high school level. The things that contributed most to our success were teamwork, planning, and a healthy amount of competitiveness. Our time management and workload distribution definitely helped us improve over last year. Our goals for seaperch are to learn, the skills we have learned already will be valuable for the rest of our lives, create scholarship opportunities, have fun, and most importantly, win! We hope the international competition will be an experience we remember and cherish for the rest of our lives.

803 - Terentatek

Orion Jr High

Ogden, Utah, USA

 

Our team consists of Duncan Palmer, Kaiden Adamson, and Teagan Erickson. We enjoy physical activity and were very much involved in our school’s track team this spring. We decided to join this competition because we like STEM stuff. We plan to have a lot of fun during the internationals competition and if we lose, which is highly unlikely, we won’t hang our heads low because not many people make it to internationals. And if you were wondering where the name comes from, it is the name of a monster from Star Wars. Yeah, that’s right, we’re nerds.

 

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804 - Creative Birds

White Pine STEM Academy

Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA

 

Meet the Creative Birds, a dynamic team of four middle school students hailing from Idaho Falls, Idaho. Rafe, Corwin, Lincoln, and Tre are no strangers to the excitement of the International SeaPerch Challenge, returning for their second thrilling year. With a longstanding friendship forged over the years, their camaraderie fuels their passion for underwater robotics. As the Creative Birds, they soar through challenges with ingenuity and teamwork, embodying the spirit of innovation. Armed with experience, determination, and a dash of Idaho charm, they’re ready to make waves and leave their mark at the competition once again.

 

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810 - Floating Rubber Duckies

Discovery Canyon Middle School

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

 

We are team Floating Rubber Duckies. Our team has three members, Marshall, Michale, and Finn. This is our third year going to Seaperch Nationals. Through the past few years, our team has suffered some trials: a broken arm (for our driver) and a hockey tournament conflict during Regionals. However, our team has worked around these roadblocks and succeeded in our endeavors. We’ve had fun building and competing, eating dino nuggets and oranges while working on our Design Report, and navigating the metro in DC at Nationals. We are excited to beat our scores from the last 2 years this year!

 

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900 - Lexington Lion Pride

Lexington Junior High

Cypress, California, USA

 

Delving into the depths of innovation with our dedicated team of underwater robotics enthusiasts. From designing, to driving, and writing we’re making waves in the world of SeaPerch. We are very excited for the 2024 International Seaperch competition in Maryland.

 

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901 - Axolotl

Paloma Valley High School

Menifee, California, USA

 

Team Axolotl is an engineering team from Paloma Valley High School, Menifee California. Our team is composed of Mexican American students pursuing the field of engineering. We take on these competitions to challenge ourselves as engineers and teammates to prepare ourselves for the endeavors we will encounter on our journey as college students and colleagues. Working on Seaperch has taught us many valuable skills that will benefit us on our journey as engineers.

 

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902 - ProtoKnights 1

Castle High School

Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA

 

We are ProtoKnights Team 1! Our team’s home base is James B. Castle High School in Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. We are a part of the High School Stock Class. Our team has competed in SeaPerch regionally and internationally for three consecutive years. Our SeaPerch is unique because it has a hydraulic system. Similar to a claw machine, our manipulator actuates using pistons. Our biggest takeaway this season is perseverance. We faced many challenges over the months of constructing our ROV. We learned that to successfully move forward, we must persevere through any challenges we encounter.

904 - ProtoKnights 2

Castle High School

Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA

 

The biggest issue we faced was a lack of time. Our members were balancing sports, jobs, and school along with robotics. Additionally, several members got sick during the season, and the ROV broke twice due to misplacement. Despite all of these setbacks, we were still able to finish the ROV on time due to our collaboration. The team’s greatest takeaway from the season is that teamwork is the key to success. Our two new members helped reduce the tasks each person had to do compared to last year, and our overall cooperation was a big contribution to our success.

 

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905 - Water Wizards

Troy High School NJROTC

Fullerton, California, USA

 

Hi! We’re team Water Wizards, from Troy High School NJROTC, in Fullerton California. Our team members this year are Jacqueline Zhou and Elvina Liou. For both of us, it is our first year competing at the International SeaPerch Challenge. While Jacqueline has been participating in Seaperch at the regional level for the past 3 years, it is Elvina’s first year competing in Seaperch. Our design reflects our unique creative processes, with customized hooks and PVC structures. We hope to blow everyone out of the water with our design this year!

 

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906 - USS Enterprise

US Naval Sea Cadet Corps

San Diego, California, USA

 

Team USS Enterprise hails from Training Ship Top Gun (San Diego, California). Training Ship Top Gun is part of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, whose mission is to build leaders of character by imbuing in our cadets the highest ideals of honor, respect, commitment, and service. The Sea Cadet program instills values of discipline, accountability, and teamwork in a safe environment. Cadets are given a chance to step outside of their comfort zones with dynamic challenges, while also forcing them to think for themselves. We enjoy watching cadets leave the program with life skills they have learned through humility and confidence.

 

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908 - Mustang Bots

Marshall Elementary School

San Bernardino, California, USA

 

The Mustang Bots are from Marshall Elementary in San Bernardino, California. This year’s team is composed of 4th graders Isis McKenzie, Valentina Lawrence and 3rd grader Keyla Vera, along with their coach Mr. Jose Nieves. The Mustang Bots started their Seaperch journey in 2017 with Coach Nieves, as part of our after school “Expanded Learning Program” (EXL). Previous teams also won regional competitions and attended the International Seaperch competitions in 2017 (Georgia), and 2019 (Maryland). The last two winning teams have been all female, proving to other young ladies that with hard work and dedication, they too can succeed in STEM activities and seek out STEM careers.

 

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910 - SBHS Johnny Cardinal

San Bernardino High School

San Bernardino, California, USA

 

The SBHS Robotics Club consists of Gary Romero, Steven Romero, Brandon Yucute, Jennifer Rojas, Benito Rojas, and Jocelyn Gonzalez. Gary is in charge of driving the ROV. Steven Romero is in charge of the technical design report. Brandon Yucute helps with packing motors and documenting meeting discussions. Jennifer Rojas is in charge of data analysis and tracking our budget. Benito Rojas is our team’s videographer, spotter, and cable manager. Jocelyn Gonzalez is our photographer and social media manager. All students are involved in packing motors, as well as designing, printing, fitting, and soldering of electronic wires and components.

 

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911 - Naselle Bubble Heads

Naselle Grays-River High School

Naselle, Washington, USA

 

Our team is a group of five students with a wide range of skills and abilities. Our programmer is Andy Rosas who joined the team this year after competing in the First Tech Challenge and learning Java. Our driver is Hunter Blain who piloted our ROV last year at the international competition. Our hardware and design specialist is Derek Suomela who is proficient in 3-D modeling and soldering. Our lead writer is Alia Lebovitz who won 2nd place for her design report at the 2022 international competition. Our videographer and assistant writer is Lewis Hoff.

 

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912 - Mecha Mules: Bermuda

Wahkiakum High School

Cathlamet, Washington, USA

 

Hello, we are team “Mecha Mules: Bermuda” from Wahkiakum (wha-KYA- kum) High School in Cathlamet, Washington, USA. Our team consists of Sage – a freshman, Evelynn – a freshman, Gary – a junior, and Dalton – a senior. We are all new to this team but our robotics club last year, Mecha Mules: Water Damage won the Seaperch 2023 Open Class Competition. We are all very happy to have been given the chance to travel to Maryland and participate in Seaperch. We are looking forward to going to Internationals because we will be able to talk and interact with other people our age from different countries. We will also be taking a few days to tour Washington D.C. Good luck to all the other teams out there.

 

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913 - G.T.K (Good Tasting Kelp)

Parkview School

El Monte, California, USA

 

Team G.T.K is a group of five 8th-grade boys from the Californian city of El Monte. Our city is known for being “The End of the Santa Fe Trail,” a trail starting from Independence, Missouri, and ending in our home city. G.T.K (Good Tasting Kelp) was made with the acronym from our name last year (GSP) and transformed into something that we liked. This season will be our last as we are pursuing different paths in our lives. We will never forget the Seaperch journey as it has changed the trajectory of our ordinary lives.

 

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914 - Maranatha Seaperch Team A

Maranatha High School

Pasadena, California, USA

 

Maranatha Seaperch Team A was found in 2017. Through the practice and competition, we have learned not only hydrodynamics / aerodynamics knowledge, how to design a ROV, but also how important a team work should be. Our goal has been focused on increasing the speed and reliability, including weight reduction, size reduction, and drag reduction. Every year we challenge ourselves to build a new generation ROV. New invention kept us always learn something new and make some “game-changing” functions for the new ROV. Year-round practice made us continue work together and be more confident for the competition.

 

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918 - Water Wiggles

Troy High School NJROTC

Fullerton, California, USA

 

Water Wiggles is a team who focuses on creative design, and they are currently exploring the applications of 3d-printing in Seaperch. Although everyone has varied levels of experience, Water Wiggles teaches every team member a basic level of proficiency with CAD, ensuring full team contributions during the design process. Consisting of 4 proud Gen Z members, Water Wiggles produces remotely operated vehicles that embody sleek, minimal, and aesthetic designs, while offering high performance and ease of maneuverability. The current team in Water Wiggles currently consists of enthusiastic future engineers: Timothy, Mateus, Jason, and Avijeets. With each person participating in both the design and manufacturing process, everyone has gained experience whether it is their first or final year in Seaperch. This team is committed to training future generations to do the same, imparting valuable knowledge going up to 3 years back.

 

917 - USS Atlantic

Sponsored by Sempro

Airway Heights, Washington, USA

 

Team USS Atlantic is made up of 2 high school seniors- Riley Quaschnick and Zackary Cox. Riley has been competing in the regional Seaperch competition since 6th grade. Zack joined the team in 7th grade. Together they attended the international competition in 7th grade and qualified again in 8th grade, before it was canceled due to Covid19. Riley plans to attend Western Washington University’s Marine Biology and Coastal Science program. Zack plans to work in engineering in Aerospace.

 

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919 - Team Seals

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps

Walnut, California, USA

 

Team Seals is composed of 2 members, Benjamin Alexander Yu (age 13, eighth grade), and Stephen Albert Yu (age 11, fifth grade). Both team members are affiliated with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

 

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922 - Sea Monkeys

Troy High School NJROTC

Fullerton, California, USA

 

Never lose hope! Even though we have gone through periods of what felt like back-trending progress and plateaus, by consistently approaching the Seaperch competition as a team, we managed to achieve success beyond our imaginations! We found that when we put trust in others we managed to become more productive, but also become more successful. Seaperch isn’t meant to be a task for only one person, and if it were to be it would be impossible. The most successful ROVs don’t necessarily have to come from the most intelligent teams, but the hardest working team that never gives up.

 

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923 - Yellowjackets

U.S Naval Sea Cadet Corps

Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA

 

The Yellowjackets, located in Ontario, California, are members of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps. Jazzlyn Nevaeh Mosocoso, a 7th-grade student at Western Christian School, fulfills the role of driver, while Amanda Soto, an 11th-grade student at Chino High School, serves as the linesman

 

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924 - The Otters

US Naval Sea Cadets

Pomona, California, USA

 

Team Otters is composed of two members, Alexander Ambroze (age 13, 7th grade), and Jack Moscoso (age 11, 5th grade). Both team members are affiliated with the U.S Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

 

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925 - Hydro Homies
925 - Hydro Homies

US Naval Sea Cadet Corps

San Diego, California, USA

 

Team Hydro Homies hails from Gunfighter Squadron (San Diego, California). Gunfighter Squadron is part of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, whose mission is to build leaders of character by imbuing in our cadets the highest ideals of honor, respect, commitment, and service. The Sea Cadet program instills values of discipline, accountability, and teamwork in a safe environment. Cadets are given a chance to step outside of their comfort zones with dynamic challenges, while also forcing them to think for themselves. We enjoy watching cadets leave the program with life skills they have learned through humility and confidence.
 
 

 

926 - The Olympians

US Naval Sea Cadet Corps

San Diego, California, USA

 

Team Olympians hails from Gunfighter Squadron (San Diego, California). Gunfighter Squadron is a part of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, whose mission is to build leaders of character by imbuing in our cadets the highest ideals of honor, respect, commitment, and service. The Sea Cadet program instills values of discipline, accountability, and teamwork in a safe environment. Cadets are given a chance to step outside of their comfort zones with dynamic challenges, while also forcing them to think for themselves. We enjoy watching cadets leave the program with life skills they have learned through humility and confidence.

 

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