Team 93 competed in the Wisconsin Regional on March 22-24 at US Cellular Arena in Milwaukee. The team made serveral modifications to the robot between regional competitions. We changed our drive platform to a 4 traction wheels and updated our bridge manipulator to make bridge tipping and climbing easier.
For elimination matches, N.E.W. Apple Corps was selected by the 8th seeded alliance captain, Team #537 (Charger Robotics). Due to our awesome scouting data, we encouraged Team 537 to select Team #171 (Cheesecurd Herd) as our 3rd alliance partner. Our alliance was put up against a tough 1st seeded alliance. We helped our alliance captain develop a complex strategy, consisting of starving the opposing team of basketballs and nearly won our first match. If only we could have had a few extra seconds to pull off a double robot balance on our bridge! The 2nd match was also close, but a basketball was wedged under our bridge and we were unable to get on the bridge to balance. It was a very good fight, especially for an 8th seeded team against a 1st seeded team!
Team 93 also competed for the Chairman’s Award. Our business/chairman’s team worked very hard all year round to make us a top competitor for this prestigious award. Submission for Chairman’s consists of many written essays, a DVD, and an oral presentation in front of several judges.
NAC won the Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler.
Looking forward, Team 93 is on the wait list for the Championships in St. Louis. Keep your fingers crossed!