At the Northern Lights competition this weekend, our robot Clank was a star, shooting balls and climbing over and over again. We won every qualifying match, and all but one playoffs match. We captained the first alliance, and our alliance won the event! We also won the Creativity award.
It’s always a treat to travel with the team to competition. Team members pull together to do the million tasks required to successfully compete – and revel in the time to just hang out together. The robot is still a work on progress – and our rank reflected that – but we made huge strides, and the team came home raring to prepare for and attend our next competition in Minneapolis in just two more weeks.
The team rocked North Dakota. We finished the Qualification rounds ranked 7th out of 43, and captained the 5th Alliance. We made it though quarter finals, wining two hard-fought matches. We lost in the semi-finals to the #1 alliance, who went on to win the regional – but we made them work for it! In addition, we also won the Imagery Award. Another bonus from our performance in Grand Forks: we’ll be competing at the Minnesota State Championship in May – our first time! This year’s adventure has just begun.