What a season it has been! Our Robotics teams have done very well this year and it has been a while since posting. I have missed posting for 3 competitions, Niles North, Neuqua Valley, and the Illinois State Competition.
The Niles North Competition was a new competition hosted by Robb Barton, the robotics team coach at Niles North. The competition was run smoothly and we brought team 2360N and 2360X. This was 2360X's first competition and they performed really well. They didn't have time to get their lifting mechanism finished so they took it off and converted to a push-bot. It was amazing how many points they could score in our competition structure this year! They finished 15th in qualifications and were picked to be on the #1 ranked alliance. The Senior Team, 2360N, finished 2nd in qualifications and was on the #1 ranked alliance, meaning both of our teams were on the same alliance in finals. They got 2nd Place in the tournament but overall had a really good day. Besides both teams winning a "tournament finalist" award our team 2360N also won the programming skills competition and the design award.
A week later we had our competition at Neuqua Valley's Freshman Building. Our teams again performed admirably and won several awards. After qualification Matches our teams were ranked:
The top two alliances ended up being our 2360V alliance against our 2360N alliance in the finals. In a close, hard fought finals team 2360V won the finals match to be the first Neuqua team to ever be a tournament champion!
2360N - Tournament Runner Up, Design Award, Programming Skills Award
2360V - Tournament Champions
Finally we went to the State Championship at Batavia in March and had another good showing. Our teams that we brought to State were the non-freshman teams, 2360N, 2360V, 2360S. Those teams found some really though competition and were ranked 6th, 25th, and 35th respectively. The team 2360N ended up at the first alliance partner picked and was on the #1 ranked alliance. They made it to the finals matches where they lost to the eventual state champions.
2360N - Tournament Runner Up, Design Award.
The teams 2360N and 2360V would not be qualified for the CREATE U.S. Championships in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Team 2360N would also be qualified for the VEX World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. We decided to take two teams to the US Championships and forego the World Championships in the sake of not missing 8 days of school to be at robotics competitions.
After a long bus ride, we just arrived in Council Bluffs and are ready to compete!
Tuesday - Registration, Inspection, Judging, Practice Matches
Wednesday - Qualification Matches, Skills Matches
Thursday - Qualification Matches, Skills Matches, (hopefully) Elimination Matches
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