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Washington - Pacific Northwest Regional

The MATE ROV Competition Washington - Pacific Northwest Regional is designated for SCOUT, NAVIGATOR, and RANGER class competition, hosted at Federal Way, and serves as the regional hub for team development in central Washington and northwest U.S.

2024 Regional Date: TBD

Location: Federal Way, Washington

Classes: SCOUT/NAVIGATOR/RANGER

Regional Host Organization: Marine Technology Society (MTS) Puget Sound Section

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Regional Coordinator

Wesley Thompson | email thompson.wes@gmail.com

Matt’s ROV career actually got started as a participant in the MATE ROV competition. He built his first underwater robot in 2001, as part of the Introduction to Submersibles class at Monterey Peninsula College. In 2003 and 2004, he was captain of his college’s teams that participated in the MATE international ROV contest, winning the Sharkpedo award for design innovation both years. After two fun and successful years as team captain, Matt asked the MATE ROV Competition if he could help. Soon thereafter he found himself the Competition Technical Manager, helping to design and build the product demonstration tasks. And in 2017, Matt became the regional coordinator for the Northern California - Monterey Bay regional.


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Regional Coordinator

Matt Gardner | email matt.gardner@mtsociety.org

Matt’s ROV career actually got started as a participant in the MATE ROV competition. He built his first underwater robot in 2001, as part of the Introduction to Submersibles class at Monterey Peninsula College. In 2003 and 2004, he was captain of his college’s teams that participated in the MATE international ROV contest, winning the Sharkpedo award for design innovation both years. After two fun and successful years as team captain, Matt asked the MATE ROV Competition if he could help. Soon thereafter he found himself the Competition Technical Manager, helping to design and build the product demonstration tasks. And in 2017, Matt became the regional coordinator for the Northern California - Monterey Bay regional.