WASA team members participated at their first full competition of the season at the FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournament hosted by Van Wert High School’s USS Enterprise Team (FTC Team 5501). The tournament took place January 27-28, 2017. Friday night WASA members checked in the robot and set up the practice field. Saturday the team assembled for judging and competition matches.
WASA’s strategy during game play was to fire pre-loaded particles into the vortex during autonomous mode and to collect particles with the rotating harvester attachment to then launch into the vortex during driver mode. The team also saw much success with seeking out and pressing the beacons for points during the driver control portion of the competition.
After an exciting day of bug fixing, reinforcing the robot and intense competitions WASA was chosen as the second team to join the winnest competitor’s alliance for semi-finals, 5501 USS Enterprise (Van Wert, OH). A nail biting final three games lead to our alliances winning the finals allowing WASA to join 5501 USS Enterprise (Winning Alliance – Alliance Captain, Van Wert Qualifier) and TBD (Team 6022, Winning Alliance – 1st Team, Van Wert Qualifier) for States in Cincinnati, OH – February 10-11th, 2017.
Awards at the FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournament Van Wert, OH:
Winning Alliance – 2nd Team Selected
Connect Award for STEM community outreach
More information on FTC awards can be downloaded at the link below:
2016-2017 FTC Award Descriptions
More information about 5501 USS Enterprise (Van Wert, OH) and the FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournament Van Wert, OH can be found by following the links.