This season, our team attended to state championship events: Washington and Idaho State. Both events were amazing, and we had a lot of fun! Thank you so much to all the volunteers who came out to those events to make them possible!
To get to the Idaho State championship, which was held at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, we rented a 15-person van and travelled to the event by car. At the Idaho event, we got to meet many new teams. It was definitely interesting to see some differences between regions with terminology and setups used. During the Qualification Matches, we placed 1st, which made us the 1st seed alliance. With our alliance, #11970 Titanium Talons and #12744 Bruin Blue Crew, we ended as the finalist alliance. We were surprised to receive the Inspire Award at this event! We did not advance from this event because we already advanced from the Washington State Championship. It was a new and fun experience for the team!
The Washington State Championship was held at the ShoWare Center in Kent. As well as competition and judging, FIRST WA also invited some Girl Scouts to look at the robots and talk to teams about the program. In Qualification matches, we placed 4th due to our surprisingly consistent filling of the cryptobox (some of our match videos can be found here). Our team ended up being third seed alliance captain. With our alliance members #11120 CPR (Cedar Park Robotics) and #13648 Jankbot we ended as finalist alliance captain. We were thrilled to won Design Award and be 3rd nominated for Inspire, which meant we qualified for the West Super Regional in Spokane, Washington!