Our team competed in The Big Bang Competition at the Taylor Sportsplex on July 7-8th. The off season event was hosted by Team 280 TnT and had 23 FRC teams competing.
Since competing at the World Championship, we've made a few changes to our robot, so it was nice to see how things would work and if we needed to make more alterations. We also had to have a new pilot for this competition as our season pilot was a senior, but also unable to attend each day. He did a great job!
We held 1st place through the end of qualifications which gave us the 1st seed alliance captain position. There were only 23 teams so each one got to compete in the finals on an alliance. One alliance was able to pick no third robot since there was not a 24th team and get point allowances for going in with only two. We were hoping for this, to try something different, but the 3rd alliance chose it before the opportunity could get back to us! We still had a great alliance that fought hard in the elimination matches!
We chose Team 862 Lightning Robotics (part of the winning alliance at St. Louis World Champs) and our 3rd robot was Team 280B TnT Divas, three girls who built their robot in two weeks and this was their first time competing! So awesome!
Ending the competition as Event Finalists and taking home a really neat looking trophy was a great way to end a "blast" of a competition!!
Thanks to Team 280 TnT for hosting a great event and to Teams 862 and 280B for joining our alliance and taking it all the way to the end with us!