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!!