What an adventure! The robotics team has returned from the World Championships in St. Louis. 600 teams from around the worlds were divided among 8 playing fields, Orange Chaos was assigned the Archimedes field. After 2 days of qualifying rounds, the team finished as the 8th seed captain (out of 75 teams). During alliance selection our team was chosen by the number 2 seed captain, an invitation we graciously accepted. The alliance was strong and made it into the semi-finals, after a few unfortunate mishaps of robot flipping, connectivity issues, and ball jams we were eliminated in the 3rd match. It was a disappointing finish but what an amazing 2016 Stronghold season! The team earned a captain status at every event attended and played through semi-finals or finals!
Big thanks to the mentors, parents and grandparents who took personal time and money to travel with the team to St. Louis!! This experience would not have been possible without you! Special thanks to our chauffeur Peter, who shuttled the team back and forth from hotel to dome and everywhere needed!
All this was possible because of the hard work and dedication of the team members, mentors, sponsors and our special donor who funded the registration for this competition. Thank you!!
What a weekend!! Hopefully all that attended are recovering from a very busy and exciting event. The team finished 3 days of qualifying rounds in 1st place out of 64 teams from all over New England! As captain of the 1st alliance team we finished playoffs as a finalist (2nd place). It was a very hard fought finish, forcing a 3rd match.
Orange Chaos has had a amazing 2016 season earning Excellence in Engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute competition, Creativity Award at the Pine Tree District and Finalist at New England Championships! Team Orange Chaos also had the highest scoring match during the qualifying rounds at New England Districts with a score of 179 points. We finished the season in 5th place out of 184 New England Teams!! The team has earned an invitation to compete at the World Competition in St. Louis.
Huge Thanks to the mentors/parents who took time off work to make this opportunity possible for the team members. Special thanks to Darren, our chauffeur extraordinaire, for navigating "Reggie the Red Chariot" through the chaos of city traffic and long commute.