From April 3rd-6th, Story County 4-H Team Neutrino competed at the Seven Rivers Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in La Crosse, Wisconsin. After 90 qualification matches, the team was ranked 16th and was chosen for the 8th seed alliance with alliance captain 171 and 2081, putting up a strong fight, but, losing against the 1st seed alliance of 1986, 2481, and 5914. You can see the match results and videos here.
Team Neutrino also won the Engineering Inspiration award, which “celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community.” Winning Engineering Inspiration awards the team with a spot at the World Championships in Detroit, MI as well as a $5000 sponsorship from NASA to pay for their registration fee! This is the third time the team has won Engineering Inspiration and the fourth time they’ve been to champs since their first season in 2012.
Team Neutrino would like to congratulate all other teams that competed at the Seven Rivers regional and wishes luck to teams who will be attending the World Championships in Houston and Detroit!
One more regional to go! Team Neutrino will be heading to La Crosse, Wisconsin for their week 6 regional with 53 other teams. The team worked out some kinks in the robot at the Iowa Regional and the weeks leading up to Seven Rivers and are all excited to meet some new competition. This is the team’s last chance to qualify for the World Championships in Detroit! Wish any Neutrinos you see good luck!
You can check out the teams and match schedule here (match schedule posted Thursday night). The link to the live stream will be posted here Thursday.
First competition completed! Team Neutrino had an excellent competition, with a 8-2 qualification match record, the team seeded 3rd thanks to its consistent and quick cargo and third level climber and the aid of its alliance members.
The team also helped to hold the Chairman’s exchange where teams could present their Chairman’s presentations and receive feedback from other teams.
In alliance selection, the team was the 2nd seed alliance captains and choose teams 1732 and 904, passing through quarterfinals against the 7th seed alliance and narrowly losing the second match in the semifinals to the 3rd seeded alliance.
At the closing ceremonies, Team Neutrino received the Quality award, which “celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication. ” Nitzan Friedberg, the team’s Design Manager, also was nominated to be a Dean’s List Finalist. Congratulations to Nitzan and the team wishes him good luck in Detroit!
Team Neutrino will be back at it again April 3rd-6th at 7 Rivers!
It’s week 4 and it’s time for Team Neutrino’s first competition of 2019! Team Neutrino will be competing at the Iowa Regional from the 20th-23rd with 47 other teams in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The team is super excited to show off the robot, as well as a couple of surprises they’ve been working on between Bag Day up to now.
Check out how the team is doing by either coming to watch us compete at the McLeod Center or watching the live stream (here) and stats (here)!
With a new season comes a new robot! For the 2019 season, DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE, presented by the Boeing Company, Team Neutrino is proud to present this year’s robot, Opportunity! You can check out the reveal video below.
Team Neutrino will be competing at the Iowa Regional in Cedar Falls March 20th-23rd and at Seven Rivers in La Crosse, Wisconsin April 3rd-6th. Good luck to all teams!