After making it to second place in the Medtronic Foundation Regional this last weekend, we managed to win the Imagery Award, as well as get a Wildcard. Thus, we will be attending the 2018 FIRST Championship in Detroit, Michigan from the 25th to the 28th of April!
This past weekend we were finalists at the Minnesota 10,000 Lakes Regional Tournament held at U of M in Minneapolis at Williams Arena. In qualification rounds, we were ranked 4th in a field of 63 teams, making us an alliance captain for the finals. We advanced through the quarter finals and semifinals, and then lost to the first place alliance. Our alliance partners were the MinuteBots from Saint Paul and Team R.U.R from Prague in the Czech Republic.
The final ranking qualified us (and our two alliance partners) to go on to the FIRST World Championships from April 27 – 30, in Saint Louis, Missouri. We also won two team awards, the Team Spirit Award and the the Industrial Safety Award. The Team Spirit Award “Celebrates extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit through exceptional partnership and teamwork furthering the objectives of FIRST.” The Industrial Safety Award “Celebrates the team that progresses beyond safety fundamentals by using innovative ways to eliminate or protect against hazards.”
We are so excited to be going to the World Championship! A big thank you to all of our sponsors for helping us to accomplish great things.