The Ludington High School robotics team has qualified for the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) worldwide tournament for the second year in a row.

The O-bots — team 7160 — made a strong enough showing at the FRC state tournament Wednesday through Saturday Saginaw Valley State University to move on to the the “worlds” tournament, coach Karen Shineldecker reported on the team’s Facebook page, despite losing the quarterfinal match.

“The Ludington O-bots team #7160 competed in state competition with over 160 teams. We fought hard as the fourth seed captain and lost in quarter finals to the state champions,” Shineldecker stated.

The O-bots finished 61st out of 539 teams, and will move on to the worldwide tournament, where more than 400 teams will participate internationally.

“My kids are out of this world,” Shineldecker stated. “So proud to be an Oriole!”