What an Experience! We got to go to Council Bluffs to compete in the 2015 VEX U.S. Championships and compete against 176 other High School VEX teams. They split the competition into two 88 team divisions. Team 2360N was in the "Creative" division, and Team 2360V was in the "Innovative" division. So our two teams did not see each other in the competitive arena, and their paths during competition were very different.
Team 2360V couldn't find luck anywhere, we joked that they used all of their luck up at the Neuqua Competition when they went undefeated. The team ended up with a 2-8 record, and in all of their matches they were the team member who scored most of the team points. It was a good learning experience for our team and they were still all smiles leaving the competition area today.
Team 2360N had the total opposite experience. They started off with going 10-0 in qualifying rounds! They have never gone undefeated in qualifications, and they were 10/10 having their autonomous not only score, but win the autonomous bonus. They were alliance captain for the second seeded alliance. The bot kept doing its thing, winning match after match in finals until they reached the division finals. In the division finals they played 3 tough matches, but eventually on the 3rd match, their autonomous got hung up on their alliance partner's robot, preventing them from winning autonomous for the first time in Council Bluffs. It also cost us the match and the chance to be the Division Champions and advance to the Competition Finals.
The best part of the trip was that our team of all seniors, who couldn't catch a break all season, somehow caught some luck and their bot performed the way they had intended. It was nice to finish 2nd in our Division's Qualifications and T-3rd in the competition overall.
check our status!
Check out here what our teams are currently up to!