It was a good day of competition at Plymouth Saturday. 574G (1-4-1, rank 46) and 574H (2-3-1, rank 36) competed well in the qualification rounds. 5 Iron Pride teams made in into the elimination bracket, with 574D (6-0-0, rank 1) choosing 574C (5-1-0, rank 4) for the first seed alliance, 574F (4-2-0, rank 14), choose 574A (2-3-1, rank 34) for the ninth seed alliance and 574B (2-4-0, rank 40) was chosen by a John Glenn team for the tenth seed alliance. Teams 574F, 574A, and 574B fought valiantly in the round of 16 but did not advance. 574D and 574C conquered in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, crushing the field in the finals round, winning the tournament 76-12. 574D also threw down a team best combined skills score of 132, bringing home the Robot Skills trophy and elevating their World skills rank to 25th place.
Wawasee Iron Pride robotics traveled 1,322 miles round trip to compete at the Vex Night at the Museum Signature Event in Chantilly, VA January 31-February 1. No team escaped the qualification rounds unscathed with an undefeated record, a truetestament to the level of competition present. 574D finished their qualification rounds with a record of 6-3-0 and a rank of 16, earning them a 14th seed spot in elims. 574C finished their qualification rounds with a record of 5-4-0 and a rank of 26, securing an11th seed spot.
574C defeated the sixth seeded alliance in the round of 16 with 574D successfully dispatching the third seeded alliance. In the quarterfinals, both teams were pitted against each other. 574C came out on top, winning 55-37. 574C then advanced into the semifinal rounds where they lost the match because their alliance partners were disqualified due to a rules violation.
Wawasee had a good showing at Zionsville High School on Saturday. 574H and 574G finished the qualification rounds at 2-4-0 and 0-5-1, respectively. Four teams advanced to the elimination rounds. 574B (rank 24, 3-3-0) and 574F (rank 21, 4-2,0) fought hard in the round of 16. 574A (rank 7, 5-1-0) was an alliance captain, choosing 2567K (rank 9) and charged to the quarter finals. All four teams in the finals match faceoff were undefeated up to that point, winning every one of their nine matches of the day. 7701X Xenith (rank 3) chose 574C (rank 5), setting off a clash against the worlds qualified titans, 6842Z (rank 1) and 7701T (rank 2). 574C finished the day as Tournament Finalists.
Wawasee Robotics set a world record match high score of 124 points at the Kalahari Classic this weekend in Sandusky, Ohio!
The Kalahari Classic was a 2 day signature event with teams from 10 states and Canada. Teams 574D and 574C in qualification match 288 scored 124 points, collecting 21 of 22 orange cubes on the field to set the score.
574A (rank 147, 0-7-1), 574B (rank 117, 2-6-0), and 574F (rank 78, 4-4-0) fought hard in the qualification rounds. 574D (rank 4, 8-0-0) was an alliance captain, choosing 574C (rank 106, 3-5-0) to partner up for elims. 574C & D won their round of 16 match with a close score of 33-31. They lost in the quarter finals (13-21).
Wawasee Iron Pride took it down to the wire at the Region Robotics Rumble Robotics Tournament Saturday in Portage. The day was not a disappointment as 3 teams brought home trophies. 574F (rank 31, 2-3-1) and 574H (rank 46, 1-5-0) fought hard in the qualification rounds. 574A (rank 17, 4-2-0) was an alliance captain, choosing 1233X from Crown Point for the elimination rounds, competing together in the round of 16. 574C (rank 9, 5-1-0) drove all the way to the final match taking down 574D (rank 5, 5-1-0) in a low-scoring and highly defensive match (34-9), to win the tournament champion trophy with their alliance partner, 2567K, from Portage. 574D brought home the Robot skills trophy with a team best score of 103, ranking them 4th in the state and 27th in the world for skills. 574A brought home the judges award, impressing the judges with their team interview skills.
Saturday at Purdue Polytechnic Institute in Anderson was another great tournament for Wawasee’s Iron Pride Robotics Team. All of our teams successfully advanced from qualifying to elimination rounds. 574D ended qualification rounds ranked first out of 37 teams competing, allying with 1115B from Greenfield Central for the elims. 574A (rank 27, 1-3-2) and 574H (rank 24, 2-3-1) competed in the round of 16. 574F (rank 12, 3-2-1) advanced into the quarterfinals. 574C (rank 5, 5-1-0) was made it into the semifinals. 574D (rank 1, 6-0-0) and 1115B came out on top as tournament champs for the day with a final score of 50-43.