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Leading Edge Academy Maricopa robotics team, the Gray Wolves, qualified for the 2018 State Championship at the Vex IQ Challenge tournament in Queen Creek on Feb. 3.

The Gray Wolves dominated their finals match with their Division 1 team partner, the Skittlers, with a collective score of 155 points, overtaking the favored teams. Together they earned the Teamwork Champion Award.

LEA Maricopa had four middle school robotics teams attend this final qualifying event for the 2017-18 season, and three of them made it to the final round.

With this award, the Gray Wolves are the first robotics team from LEA Maricopa to qualify for the VEX IQ State Championship. The state championship will take place on Saturday, March 3, at Microchip in Chandler. For more information, visit