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!