The first ever Connecticut State Robotics Championship was held at the Hartford Armory on Saturday 11th May 2013.
We went along knowing from our performances this season that if the robot and drive team performed to their potential, then we would be one of the top teams at the competition. The team performed at the highest level all day. After being unbeaten through the qualification rounds, the team entered the elimination rounds as second seed. We successfully negotiated the quarter finals, and moved on to the semi-finals. Both semi finals in the competition were a great demonstration of how exciting this competition can be. In the first semi-final the top seeded alliance, which included our design partners team 228 GUS, were eliminated by the 5th seeds in the third match which was as hard fought as robotics can get.
Our alliance lost the first semi-final but then regained our form to narrowly win the next two matches and move on into the final. Unfortunately technical problems for our alliance partners meant that the final was not as competitive as the semi finals and in the second match, an amazing length of the field shooting performance by the Bobcats, team 177, took the championship away from us.
It was another day to be proud of how far this team has come over the last 3 years.