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What a season!

posted May 19, 2014, 11:31 AM by Up-A-Creek Robotics   [ updated Jul 21, 2014, 8:39 AM ]

So another season has ended, and all the learning, machining, CADing, drilling, prototyping and all those other things FIRST related have come to a close. This season Up-A-Creek attempted some firsts in the history of the team. For one we made two robots! This let us continue our development of the robot and driving ability all the way up to the competitions. Yes, I used competition in the plural, because we attended two regionals this year, another 1619 first. We attended both the Utah and Colorado regionals and had a blast at both events. We also submitted for the Chairmans award for the first time at both events. At the Utah regional we ranked 1st after qualifiers with a record of 12-0. We allied with Eagle Robotics and Nasko Robotics and reached the Semi-finals! At the Colorado regional we ended 3rd with an 10-1 record. We also managed to win the Woodie Flowers award for the first time our team has ever submitted for it. We allied with 1987 and 4153 and reached the semi-finals again.

But now Up-A-Creek has a chance to strut our stuff on the big stage, and I am not talking about worlds (we didn't quite get that far sadly). We have been invited to the Indianapolis Robotics Invitational where we will compete against some of the best teams in the world.

So, although the "official" season is over, there is still more to come. As a Chief Delphi Poster once said "There are four seasons, the build season, the post season, the offseason and the preseason"

Written by Jake O. on May 19, 2014