Team Captains: May F and Crystal S
Robot Name: Bagel
In FIRST Power Up, two alliances of three teams, attempt to place power cubes on large balancing scales to tip the scale towards their side and gain ownership. Alliances can also trade power cubes for power-ups, giving them a temporary advantage in a match. At the end of the match, robots can climb the tower attached to the center balancing scale using a rung attached to the tower, giving them additional points.
At this competition, our team ranked 24th and we were fortunate to be the second pick for the 3rd place alliance and we were in the playoffs! In the playoffs, we played very well and even made it to the semi-finals. We, unfortunately, lost in the semi-finals and did not make it to the finals, but we still had a fun time cheering on our team.
At this competition, our team ranked 30th and unfortunately, we did not make it to the playoffs. Despite the fact that we did not make it to the playoffs, our team captain May qualified to be a Dean's List Semi-Finalist in Ontario and was able to go compete to become a Dean's List Finalist at the provincial championships.
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Even though our robot was not able to compete in the provincial championships this year, some members of our team went to volunteer for the event and they had lots of fun. Our team captain May was even awarded as a Dean's List Finalist in Ontario and this meant that she could qualify to become a Dean's List Winner at the FIRST Championships in Detroit.
FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Although our team did not qualify for the FIRST World Championships in Detroit, a few members of our team and our sister team 1334 went to experience it. We were able to see the huge amount of teams and the tough competition that they all faced. We also cheered on the fellow Canadian teams that were competing against all the other teams. We were also there to cheer on our team captain May, who was competing for the Dean's List Award. We had lots of fun while we were there and here's hoping we qualify for it one of these years.