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Chris Samuels, Deseret News
High school teams work on their robots in the annual Utah Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Friday, March 18, 2016.

Ed O'Connor, right, and Ty Warren, left, from Medford, New York, celebrate after winning a qualifying round in the annual Utah Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Friday, March 18, 2016.

More than 40 high school teams, including 21 from Utah, are taking part in the competition. Teams that win the Utah regional competition and select award winners will move on to the FIRST world championship April 27-30 in St. Louis.