After a long break the Iron Pride got back into action at Greenfield Central on Saturday. 3 of 4 teams competing advanced into the elimination bracket. Sixth ranked 574A (4-2-0) got chosen for the fourth seed, while 11th ranked 574C (4-2-0) was in the third seed and fourth ranked 574D (5-1-0) landed in the second seed. 574A went out in the quarterfinals while 574C and 574D faced off in the semis. Midway through the match, 574D’s robot whitescreened and stopped moving while 574C and their partner 1115D cleaned up the field for the win. 574C and 1115D moved on to the finals round and won the tournament over some tough competitors for their second tournament championship win of the season. 574D threw down some amazing skills scores, 126 driver max score and 106 programming for a total of 232. This puts them at #2 in the state of Indiana and #19 in the world! Way to go, Iron Pride!
Wawasee reaps 3 trophies at the second tourney of the year, two Tournament Champions and one Robot Skills. All 4 Wawasee teams competed well enough to advance into elimination rounds. 574E (3-4-0, rank 14) fell in the round of 16. 574A (3-4-0, rank 12) powered on to quarter finals. Top ranked 574C chose second place 574D for the first seed. The second seed, third place Wisconsin’s 4208B chose, fourth place Crown Point’s 1233A. These four teams competed with evenly matched robots, ending with a 28-9 Wawasee win!
Both 574D and 574C have qualified for State.
On Robot Skills, 574D delivered a perfect driver score of 126 combined with programing score 72 for a total of 198. This won first place Robot Skills, placing them 3rd in the State and 20th in the World.
It was a great season opener Saturday at Crown Point. All five of our teams competed well in the qualification rounds and advanced into the elimination rounds. 574E (1-4-1 rank 32), 574A (3-2-1 rank 12), and 574B (1-4-1 rank 25) fought valiantly in the round of 16 but did not advance. Top ranked 4208B from Wisconsin chose third ranked 574D for the first seed. 7701H from Zionsville chose fifth ranked 574C for the second seed. The top two seeds battled each other in the final round with 574C and 4208B coming out on top 67-6, 3 points shy of a maximum match score.
It was a good day of competition at Plymouth Saturday. 574G (1-4-1, rank 46) and 574H (2-3-1, rank 36) competed well in the qualification rounds. 5 Iron Pride teams made in into the elimination bracket, with 574D (6-0-0, rank 1) choosing 574C (5-1-0, rank 4) for the first seed alliance, 574F (4-2-0, rank 14), choose 574A (2-3-1, rank 34) for the ninth seed alliance and 574B (2-4-0, rank 40) was chosen by a John Glenn team for the tenth seed alliance. Teams 574F, 574A, and 574B fought valiantly in the round of 16 but did not advance. 574D and 574C conquered in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, crushing the field in the finals round, winning the tournament 76-12. 574D also threw down a team best combined skills score of 132, bringing home the Robot Skills trophy and elevating their World skills rank to 25th place.
Wawasee Iron Pride robotics traveled 1,322 miles round trip to compete at the Vex Night at the Museum Signature Event in Chantilly, VA January 31-February 1. No team escaped the qualification rounds unscathed with an undefeated record, a truetestament to the level of competition present. 574D finished their qualification rounds with a record of 6-3-0 and a rank of 16, earning them a 14th seed spot in elims. 574C finished their qualification rounds with a record of 5-4-0 and a rank of 26, securing an11th seed spot.
574C defeated the sixth seeded alliance in the round of 16 with 574D successfully dispatching the third seeded alliance. In the quarterfinals, both teams were pitted against each other. 574C came out on top, winning 55-37. 574C then advanced into the semifinal rounds where they lost the match because their alliance partners were disqualified due to a rules violation.
Wawasee had a good showing at Zionsville High School on Saturday. 574H and 574G finished the qualification rounds at 2-4-0 and 0-5-1, respectively. Four teams advanced to the elimination rounds. 574B (rank 24, 3-3-0) and 574F (rank 21, 4-2,0) fought hard in the round of 16. 574A (rank 7, 5-1-0) was an alliance captain, choosing 2567K (rank 9) and charged to the quarter finals. All four teams in the finals match faceoff were undefeated up to that point, winning every one of their nine matches of the day. 7701X Xenith (rank 3) chose 574C (rank 5), setting off a clash against the worlds qualified titans, 6842Z (rank 1) and 7701T (rank 2). 574C finished the day as Tournament Finalists.
Wawasee Robotics set a world record match high score of 124 points at the Kalahari Classic this weekend in Sandusky, Ohio!
The Kalahari Classic was a 2 day signature event with teams from 10 states and Canada. Teams 574D and 574C in qualification match 288 scored 124 points, collecting 21 of 22 orange cubes on the field to set the score.
574A (rank 147, 0-7-1), 574B (rank 117, 2-6-0), and 574F (rank 78, 4-4-0) fought hard in the qualification rounds. 574D (rank 4, 8-0-0) was an alliance captain, choosing 574C (rank 106, 3-5-0) to partner up for elims. 574C & D won their round of 16 match with a close score of 33-31. They lost in the quarter finals (13-21).
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