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Head of the Pack

June 19, 2017
By Kelli Gile, WVUSD Office of Community Resources
WALNUT, CA—Suzanne Middle School’s Wolf Corp robotics team has capped off a successful year by taking the top award during the 2017 Razorback International Competition.

Wolf Corp won 1st place in Overall Core Values at the tournament held at the University of Arkansas last month.

During the competition, the robot scored over 200 points and the K-911 device students invented to protect police dogs from overheating in cars impressed judges.

Wolf Corp also surprised the panel by participating in 40 outreach events including the LA Fair, OC Fair, and Walnut Family Science Night as well as donating robot kits to the Skyhook Foundation and children in Ghana. 

The Overall Core Values Award is given to the team that best embodies creative design and programing of the robot, as well as having an exceptional project, outstanding teamwork, and a team highly dedicated to sharing their experiences with the community.

The international contest included 68 top-performing teams from around the world including Japan, Brazil, Israel, Slovenia, Canada, Korea, Chile, Spain, and Australia.

The Suzanne team received an invitation to represent the Los Angeles Region after winning the 1st place Project Research Award during the Championship Tournament in December. 

The Wolf Corp pack includes students Kawin Watkins, Gordon Lau, Nathan Tan, Jason Wang, Brian Feng, Conor Fox, Christian Langarica, Katherine Viala, Alina Chang, and Nathan Chang.

The team is overseen by parents Scott and Lek Watkins and teacher advisor Vicky Silcock.

Wolf Corp received numerous awards in the past three years including Moonbots Phase I Winner-Google Lunar XPrize, and 1st Place Most Engaged Robotics Team from LEGO Education. Wolf Corp is also a 3- time Southern California FLL Cup Champion at Legoland.

Members strive to be good role models and inspire others students to get involved in Robotics and STEM Education.

The team will continue building robots and giving back to communities. For more information, visit


Suzanne Middle School’s Wolf Corp robotics team won 1st place in an international tournament. 

Suzanne Wolf Corp team member Kawin Watkins shows off his 1st place award.