FIRST Championship St. Louis 2017

Team Neutrino made the long trek to St. Louis, Missouri to compete in the second FIRST Championship from April 26-29. We competed in the Darwin Division against 68 other teams. We played in qualification matches 8, 14, 30, 38, 47, 60, 69, 84, 95, and 111. The competition was stiff, but we still came out of qualification matches with 6 wins, only 3 losses, and a tie. We ranked 11 and were the first pick by the number 8 seeded alliance, led by #1506 Metal Muscle, for playoffs. We also partnered with #4391 BraveBots and #3277 ProDigi. In an intense round of quarterfinals we were eliminated after two rounds with the number one seeded alliance.
While the team worked hard on the field, our Chairman’s team prepared equally diligently to compete for the Chairman’s award at Champs. Having won the Chairman’s award at the Minnesota North Star Regional, our team was very excited to present on Friday the 28th!

This competition was a valuable experience for the team; we had the opportunity to meet new people, visit workshops to improve our team and learn new techniques, and we had a fantastic time. Thank you to all the sponsors, mentors, and parents that make this possible for us! This is truly an investment for our futures, and we couldn’t be more grateful.

Minnesota North Star Regional 2017

From April 6-8 we competed at the Minnesota North Star Regional in Minneapolis, MN. We played matches 10, 18, 25, 40, 50, 56, 62, and 71. We won 7 out of our 8 qualification matches and were the captain of the number 2 seeded alliance in the playoffs. Our alliance partners were #2472 The Centurions and #2883 F.R.E.D. We made it to the semifinals where we were eliminated in the tiebreaker match.  In the awards ceremony our team won the Chairman’s Award which qualified us for the world championships held in St. Louis, MO. We are very excited to compete at champs this year, and good luck to all teams competing!

Iowa Regional 2017

From March 22 to the 25 we competed at the FRC Iowa Regional in Cedar Falls, IA. We played in match 5, 10, 20, 34, 44, 53, 59, 72, and 81. The robot performed well and by the end of the qualification matches we were ranked 15. We competed on the seventh seed alliance with alliance captain #2081 Icarus and partners #2040 DERT. We were eliminated during the quarterfinals. Following this experience, we know how to optimize our robot’s functions for the Minnesota North Star Regional, which we will be attending next week. We look forward to seeing all the teams there!