The Krypton Cougars are making the most of their off-season, with standout performances at competitions and even a first place showing in the Hershey Halloween Parade.

This past spring, the Cougars ended their season with the best record in the team’s 15-year history. The squad was part of the second-place alliance in the 2022 FIRST World Championships, held in Houston.

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The Krypton Cougars competed at the 2022 Duel on the Delaware in Carney’s Point, New Jersey, on Oct. 15, where the team ended the weekend with a 12-0 record and a championship trophy.

The Krypton Cougars show off their championship trophy from the Duel on the Delaware, where the team walked away with a flawless record.

The team also competed at a HAVOC off-season competition at Hatboro-Horsham High School on Oct. 22. With a different lineup that day, the squad still pulled off a perfect 12-0 performance, giving the team a combined 24-0 record entering the 2023 season.

The Krypton Cougars further built off-season momentum with a 12-0 appearance at a HAVOC off-season competition on Oct. 22 at Hatboro-Horsham High School.

What’s more, the Cougars managed to squeeze in a first place appearance in the motorized float category at the Hershey Halloween Parade.

The team now looks to two more off-season competitions before the official FIRST season begins on Jan. 7 with a kickoff party at a new Hershey buildsite in the Granada Street Gymnasium.

FIRST is an organization founded by inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen to help young people discover the excitement and rewards of science and technology and have fun doing it. Among Kamen’s inventions are the Segway, the Auto Syringe, and the iBOT Wheelchair.

Coach and mentor Joe Woefling said the team is always looking to grow. New members, mentors, and sponsors are invited to reach out for details.

The team meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the year, but convenes more frequently during competition season.

For more information about the Krypton Cougars, visit the team’s website or Facebook page, or contact them via email at [email protected].


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