After three long days at the East Super-Regional in York, PA (April 3-5, 2014), the girls have a lot of which to be proud. Although they came up just short of a trip to the world championship, they had their best robot performance of the year, finishing 16th out of 36 teams in their division despite the fourth hardest schedule. They also had the fourth highest ranking points in their division; a feat that is difficult to achieve. Their four wins in eight matches were very impressive and could have easily been six, they lost two very close matches that came down to the final seconds. They received serious consideration from several teams as an alliance partner for the final rounds but unfortunately they were not picked for the elimination rounds.
On the judging side, they had a clear goal going in and were aiming to win the Motivate Award, described below.
Guidelines for the Motivate Award:
- Team demonstrates respect and Gracious Professionalism to all
- Team functions as a cohesive unit to discover the goals of the program
- Team can articulate the journey of becoming a team of individuals with different roles
- Team has formed and can articulate internal processes to assign roles and communicate between team members
- Team attitude of celebration and spirit is consistent throughout the team and the competition
- Team is enthusiastic
- Team functions well as a unit
- Team enthusiasm is evident in community outreach
Last Saturday, March 8th, the Greenwich Academy Upper School Robotics team, RoboEpic 5017, competed in the 10th annual CT FTC State Championship Tournament. Earning this spot by hosting a CT State Qualifying Event and performing extremely well at the Loomis CT State Qualifier, the girls went on to win a Judges Award for their spirit, enthusiasm, and determination during the event. With their coaches volunteering to assist in running the event, the team was on their own for most of the day; making repairs, dealing with technical issues, and having fun while bonding as a team. It was a win-win for everyone! Although their robot finished the day ranked as 15th (our of 24), they all had a great time. Now the girls plan to completely rewire the robot and give it a tune-up before heading to York, PA, for the East SuperRegional Championship April 3-5, 2014.