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Prepping for competition

WILLMAR - Robotics students were hard at work Wednesday in preparation for the West Central Week 0 event on Saturday at Willmar Senior High School. Hosted by the Willmar Area Robotics team WARPSPEED 4239 and West Central Hub, the event is a scrim...

Erica Dischino/TribuneMembers of the Willmar Area Robotics team WARPSPEED 4239 Isaac Nichols, from left, Taylor Nichols, Chris Wright and mentor Joe Kurhajetz work on putting together a robot in preparation for the West Central Week 0 event set for Saturday at Willmar Senior High School.
Erica Dischino/Tribune Members of the Willmar Area Robotics team WARPSPEED 4239 Isaac Nichols, from left, Taylor Nichols, Chris Wright and mentor Joe Kurhajetz work on putting together a robot in preparation for the West Central Week 0 event set for Saturday at Willmar Senior High School.

WILLMAR - Robotics students were hard at work Wednesday in preparation for the West Central Week 0 event on Saturday at Willmar Senior High School.
Hosted by the Willmar Area Robotics team WARPSPEED 4239 and West Central Hub, the event is a scrimmage for robotics teams in the area to test out their robots for competitions later on in the season.

This year's 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition task theme is "Destination: Deep Space." The West Central Week 0 event is open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Willmar Senior High School, with no admission charge.

Erica Dischino/TribuneWillmar Area Robotics team member Dylan Pauff works to replace a motor controller on the robot in preparation for Saturday's Week 0 event.
Erica Dischino/Tribune Willmar Area Robotics team member Dylan Pauff works to replace a motor controller on the robot in preparation for Saturday's Week 0 event.

Erica Dischino is a photojournalist for the West Central Tribune and Forum News Service. She grew up in northern New Jersey and has lived in the Midwest since 2017. She enjoys photographing the stories of west central Minnesota from county fairs, parades and pandemics. Feel free to contact her at edischino@wctrib.com or 320-894-8865 with your best photo ideas.
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