FIRST Team 2219


If it ain't broke…wait a minute

Opening the day with a win and LOTS of FANS

This morning the competition was underway. No more time for practice, today was all about qualifying. The team was pumped and ready to go. Robin and Scott commanded the robot today. They supported by J.D. and Kole, our “pay load specialists” a.k.a Human Players. Our job today was a mix of defense, scoring and offensively trapping other robots for our alliance. Our robot is truly an all-around team player. We started the morning with a strong win beating the opposing alliance by over 20 points. We had many close matches today; our second win of the day came from a last second “super-cell” (15 point game piece) score by Kole. We also fell victim to the same fate later in the day from opposing teams making the closing second shot to win the match. Today over 60 students and staff came up to St. Louis to cheer on the Megahurts. That combined with over 300 thunder-sticks, that were passed out by the team, created an exciting atmosphere in the arena. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us today.

Like yesterday the pit was full of activity today. Our programmers got our camera tracking system working, and will put it to use in tomorrow’s qualifying rounds to help out robot hooter aim towards the opposing trailers. The Mayor of St. Louis also visited our pit team this afternoon to learn about our school and our robot.

Overall the day went pretty good. We competed in 7 qualifying round throughout the day and ended with a record of 3 wins and 4 loses. We’ve got 3 more qualifying round tomorrow to boost our record before the draft for the tournament bracket.

We have high hopes of being drafted onto an alliance tomorrow.
Team Megahurts would like to thanks to all those who came out to support the team today.

More news from St. Louis to come…

Megahurts Media Team

March 20th, 2009
Topic: Lunacy News, Robotics News, Team Produced News Tags: None

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