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Competitive Robotics


IronMechs, short for Iron Mechanics, is the team name for all competitive robotics teams under Abacus Robotics. Abacus Robotics runs their competitve robotics teams for middle and high school students in Northern Virginia. Teams of 4-6 students compete at a variety of VEX Robotics competitions at the local, state, national, and international level.

About the IronMechs

Dr. Newland Agbenowosi has been the head coach of the team since its early days in 2015. IronMechs (99157) started as a middle school team, and later it grew to having both a middle (99157B) and a high school team (99157A). For more infomation including how to join Abacus Robotics' competitve robotics program email us at info@abacusrobotics.com.

Coaching Staff

  • Dr. Newland Agbenowosi
  • Dr. Maria Uriyo
  • Jacqueline Newland
  • Kathline Newland
  • Michael Newland

Past Seasons

2022 - 2023

Spin Up

Team(s) Active: 99157A, 99157B

Notable Tournaments Competed In:
- Worlds: VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas, TX (Middle School Division)
- States: Virginia State Championship - Spin Up Competition by NOVA SySTEMic Solutions (Middle & High School)

High School Team (99157A)
- Finalist: The VEX World Championship Online “Theme It Up” Challenge

Middle School Team (99157B)
- Winner: VEX Virginia State Championship Design Award
- Winner: VEX Worlds Online Challenge for Career Readiness
- Finalist: VEX Worlds Online Challenge Virtual Skills
- Finalist & Winner: Regional Tournaments
- Excellence Award
- Tournament Finalist

Contact Information

Mailing Address
5501 Merchants View Sq Suite 152
Haymarket, VA 20169
Monday - Friday: 9am to 8pm