On Wednesday Feb. 25th, 2015, the Crimson Robotics team headed up to Duluth Minnesota to compete in the Duluth Regional. We loaded a bus, robot and all, and prepared for the 4 hour drive.
Thursday, Feb. 26th, 2015 (Practice Matches)
Our team competed in all of our practice matches.
Friday, Feb. 27th, 2015 (First Day of Qualifications)
We competed in the very first qualification match of the tournament. Our match however, didn’t go as smoothly as planned. While driving backwards over a scoring platform, our robot fell backwards. Luckily, nothing on the robot broke.
Over the course of the day, our team worked hard to continue to make the robot better.
In the pits, part of the team was working on setting up our robot’s autonomous program and working on how to drive the robot more effectively. Also in the pits, our business team was busy handing out “swag” and doing an initial scouting of the other teams.
While in the stands, the rest of our team was cheering and supporting our driveteam.
At the end of the day, awards were presented to teams.
Because of our amazing cheering section in the stands, the competition judges awarded Team 2526 Crimson Robotics with the Spirit Award!
Sat. Feb. 28th, 2015 (Finals Rounds)
After finishing all 9 qualification matches, our team was ranked 3rd out of 63 teams.
After lunch came time for the top 8 teams to select their alliance partners. Our scouting master, Nolan, had been collecting data about the other 62 teams throughout the qualification matches. Because of all the people in the stands who helped collect data, he was able to successfully analyze and choose two teams to be on our alliance.
The teams he chose were Team 93 (New AppleCore) and Team 4818 (The Herd).
With our new alliance members, we headed into the Finals Round.
After winning the quarter and semi-final rounds, we competed in the first finals round but to be the Duluth Regional Champions, we needed to win two out of the three matches.
We won the first match by one point (101-100) and then won the second match by two points (121-119).
We won the Duluth Regional!
Thanks for all the support from our parents, our teachers, our sponsors and our mentors.
We will do our best to make you proud as we compete at the World Championships in St. Louis, MO.
Go Team 2526!