Hutto High School robotics team takes UIL state championship

RoboCo X earned its fourth championship in five years at the 2021 UIL robotics competition. (Courtesy Hutto ISD)
RoboCo X earned its fourth championship in five years at the 2021 UIL robotics competition. (Courtesy Hutto ISD)

RoboCo X earned its fourth championship in five years at the 2021 UIL robotics competition. (Courtesy Hutto ISD)

Hutto High School's robotics team, RoboCo X, brought home its fourth gold medal from the UIL robotics championship in December.

The 46-member team competed against 72 other teams from across Texas. Each team formed into a mock company around their robot, performing tasks from engineering to marketing.

"There's a place for everyone, no matter what you want to do," said Andrew Riggan, a student at Hutto High School and the team's CEO.

The victory marks RoboCo's fourth state championship since UIL began its robotics competition in 2016. On the two years RoboCo did not take home the championship, it came in second place.

District Lead Robotics Instructor Andrew Haub said Hutto High School's record has earned it a reputation among the state's robotics teams.


"There will be other teams there that have never been to state before, and we'll say, 'Oh, we're from Hutto High School,' and they're like, 'Oh, y'all are Hutto!'" Haub said.

Haub launched the district's robotics program alongside Hutto Middle School robotics teacher Ryan Mann in 2012.
By Carson Ganong

Reporter, Pflugerville/Hutto

Carson became the reporter for the Pflugerville-Hutto edition of Community Impact Newspaper in August 2021. Before joining CI, Carson studied journalism at Texas State University, where he covered San Marcos as a reporter for Texas State's student newspaper, The University Star.