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Local teams take different routes to join forces in Robotics Championship

It all started Jan 6 at Kickoff.. The Bomb-Botz and Winger Tech watched the Kickoff video together, analyzed the game, determined strategies, and discussed designs….then they went their own way for the next 6 weeks to design and build a machine that would carry them to the Finals……...

 

At 5 AM on Thursday March 8, the motorcoach stopped at the Cannon Falls High School and picked up 27 members of the Bomb-Botz Robotics Team.  At 5:30 AM, the motorcoach stopped at Twin Bluff Middle School and picked up 17 members of the Winger Tech Robotics Team. The teams share a motorcoach to keep down costs while transporting the students safely to the 62-team FRC Lake Superior Regional Robotics Competition in Duluth.

Both teams worked feverishly through the day on Thursday coaxing cantankerous robots to behave and perform the tasks as designed - pit crews worked into the night to bring their robots to life.

Friday dawned, and the Qualification rounds began:  

Winger Tech started like fire, winning their first 4 matches, earning ranking points, and holding high positions on the Leader Board, beginning at 2nd, moving down to 5th by noon.

Bomb-Botz followed a different route, starting a little cooler with two wins and two losses. With the help of a rookie team, they changed intake wheels and finished with two wins in the afternoon.  Interestingly, one of the wins was an extremely close and hard-fought match against Winger Tech.

At the end of Friday’s matches, Winger Tech was 4-2-0, and occupied 10th position.  Bomb-Botz were 4-2-0 and occupied 16th position.
ake different routes to join forces in Robotics Championship

It all started Jan 6 at Kickoff.. The Bomb-Botz and Winger Tech watched the Kickoff video together, analyzed the game, determined strategies, and discussed designs….then they went their own way for the next 6 weeks to design and build a machine that would carry them to the Finals……...

At 5 AM on Thursday March 8, the motorcoach stopped at the Cannon Falls High School and picked up 27 members of the Bomb-Botz Robotics Team.  At 5:30 AM, the motorcoach stopped at Twin Bluff Middle School and picked up 17 members of the Winger Tech Robotics Team. The teams share a motorcoach to keep down costs while transporting the students safely to the 62-team FRC Lake Superior Regional Robotics Competition in Duluth.

Both teams worked feverishly through the day on Thursday coaxing cantankerous robots to behave and perform the tasks as designed - pit crews worked into the night to bring their robots to life.

Friday dawned, and the Qualification rounds began:  

Winger Tech started like fire, winning their first 4 matches, earning ranking points, and holding high positions on the Leader Board, beginning at 2nd, moving down to 5th by noon.

Bomb-Botz followed a different route, starting a little cooler with two wins and two losses. With the help of a rookie team, they changed intake wheels and finished with two wins in the afternoon.  Interestingly, one of the wins was an extremely close and hard-fought match against Winger Tech.

At the end of Friday’s matches, Winger Tech was 4-2-0, and occupied 10th position.  Bomb-Botz were 4-2-0 and occupied 16th position.