For the Alamo: The Alamo Regional
On April 5-7, Team 4639, the RoboSpartans, competed at the Alamo Regional in San Antonio, the last regional until off season, unless we qualify for the UIL Robotics State Championship later on in May. But before that, here is how the Alamo Regional went. The qualifying matches went really well, so much so that we were rank 1 for about a third to half the competition, however, that was lost and we were placed around 5th. When it came down to it, the team did not accept this loss and kept pushing further to get a higher rank. Although we did not get our number one spot back, the team was able to secure a spot as the 3rd seed alliance captains. During alliance selections, the team selected teams 4063 TriKzR4Kidz and 4734 The Iron Plainsmen for our alliance. After moving through the quarterfinals, the team had a lead after winning the first semi-final match, but unfortunately our alliance was faced with some problems that sadly got us eliminated. However, there was so much more than that. Once again, 4639 was the only team at a regional to attempt and successfully perform a double-climb, earning four ranking points along with team 3481 Bronc Botz. Even though we faced a heartbreaking defeat in the semi-finals, there was still much joy to be found. At the end of the day, the team had won its first ever award, the Team Spirit Award! Despite the losses, the team left San Antonio with heads held high and many new friends from numerous FIRST teams. Thank you to all mentors, parents, and volunteers who helped our team through the good and the bad. We couldn't have done it without you!
This past week, the team went to compete at the Texas Lone Star Regional in Houston. Here is a summary of our performance. After several qualification matches, the team came to qualification 71 as if it were any other match, but near the end of the match there was something different. Along with team 3676, Warrior Robotics, and team 6951, Spartans, the game went well until the endgame, the final 30 seconds. When our team set the hook to climb, it was shocking when team 3676 set their hook as well, leading to a double climb, a feat that was the only of its kind at the competition. Along with the levitate power up to get the free climb for team 6951, our team was give the face the boss bonus, giving us a 4 ranking point match, likely the only one. When it came to alliance selections, we were chosen by the 5th seed alliance captain, team 3676, our double climb partner, and proceeded to select team 2587, the DiscoBots. After beating the 4th seed alliance in the quarterfinals, the team moved to the semifinals, where we faced the 1st seed alliance. Unfortunately, we did not move on from there after the losses, but the outcome of the competition was astounding. Now the team looks to solve the issues that were noted at Lone Star and further improve our robot for our next competition, the Alamo Regional, where we are looking for greater success.
If you are interested in the full look at our competition turn out, check out this link here.
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