Thank you to teams 5713 Formula Matrix, 4650 The Agency, 4644 Robotic Adrenalin, 5330 Robotic Rush, 5923 Raptor Robotics for pictures, FRC Team 3184 Blaze Robotics; 5926 The Things; 5427 The Flolloping Dragons, 6445 Titanium Tigers for participating in Erin's mad cheer sesh!, thank you to MNFTC, congratulations to 4644 Robotic Adrenalin (Inspire Award Winners) and 5330 Robotic Rush (Winning Alliance Captain) advancing to St. Louis! Congratulations to all the teams who competed! Thank you to our alliance partners, tournament organizers FRC Team 2169 KING TeC, volunteers, judges, referees, everyone who helped make the day a success! We finished as 1st Pick Winning Alliance team and PTC Design Award Winner!
Tuesday, February 19 we did a demo at Par Systems. It started off with them doing a video of the overview of Par Systems, then we did a demo for all the engineers that were there. Erin and Crystal drove and hung a few rings for demonstration; we informed them about the background of our team, a little bit about the outreach we do, and the design of the robot. After our demo, Eivind did a powerpoint about Chernobyl. Later they took us on a tour, which was really cool seeing all of their different machines and robots. After the tour a couple of the engineers talked to us about more potential demos, and took a sponsorship folder. Hopefully we'll get a sponsor or two!!!
Loaned our field to Eagan FRC team Blue Twilight for their Week 0 FRC event! There were 10 FTC teams there so we ran scrimmages and helped teams out. It was great because a lot of the teams there are rookies so we could help them get set for tournament day and get their code in order to connect with the FCS. We also FINALLY took a team picture, minus Gabby.
Fish in the Boat has qualified for the World Championships by winning the Inspire Award at the WIFTC State Championship!
We had many exciting points to the day, including meeting some awesome teams. Our last qualifying match, we were ranked sixth, going against the 2nd and 5th seeded teams. Switching to a heavily defensive strategy, we ran defense against Da Big Meks and their alliance, scoring two points by dropping two rings on the platform in the last five seconds of the match for a score of 2-0, winning the match.
We shot up into the third seed, giving us the opportunity to pick alliance partners. After strategizing, we came up with our two awesome partners - team 5037, got robot? and team 5792, the Patronum Bots. After some crazy strategy, we ran our matches.
Knocked out in the first semifinal, we got together and took pics of the AWESOMEFANTASTICAMAZING alliance and cheered on the final alliance matches, awaiting the awards ceremony.
Nominated for the Motivate Award, the Connect Award (won by Got Robot?) and the Rockwell Collins Award (won by the Patronum Bots), we waited anxiously to find if we had won the Inspire. They read off the third place winner - team 4016, Supposable Thumbs. The second place - team 5792, Patronum Bots. And the winner that they had to go fishing for? 4140, Fish in the Boat!
WE WON THE INSPIRE AWARD!
After collecting our award, we went to clean up our pits - the last team there. Again.
AND THEN WE WENT TO DINNER WITH THE PATRONUM BOTS. Which was awesome. :D
So we'll be in St. Louis for the FTC World Championships!
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