7 years running

This weekend was Battlecry @ WPI 7.  I’ve attended this competition every year since its inception.  How did it go this year you ask?  Well, I’ll tell you.

Friday night we got the robot running.  After testing some different things and getting the controls set, we made a decision.  We gave up on shooting.  It just wasn’t working at all and wasn’t worth the hassle to figure it out and fix it.

During qualifications, we didn’t do well at all.  We ended up seeding 47out of 48.  Since we couldn’t shoot, our defensive strategy didn’t work to well in the qualifications.  Generally I’d say the qualification rounds were messed up.  Teams seeded high that didn’t deserve to be that high.  For instance, our alliance captain had the most unreliable robot in the alliance.

Anyway, eliminations came and we didn’t get selected in the first round.  We were drawn out of a hat and allied with 1685 and 1733.  I thought we had a shot getting past the first round, but I counted us out in the second.  After an extremely tough second round, we won.

In case anyone from 121 and/or 126 is reading, we absolutely did not mean any harm.  We never tipped anyone over intentionally.  I can’t count how many times I told my driver “don’t tip them”.  Also, we didn’t mean to damage anyone.  Often times competition can be very tough and this was the case.  I am very sorry if any damaged was caused.  If anyone needs any help please let me know and I’ll do my best.

Eventually we made it to the finals and were beaten by a strong 177 alliance.  I had a great weekend and I hope everyone else there did too.

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