Saturday morning was the end of qualifications. We had 3 matches, and we won all three of them! After everyone finished qualification rounds, we were ranked 12th out of 50 teams, making us the highest seeded rookie team!
The alliance selection process for Eliminations consolidated the top teams into the first few alliances, which moved us up to being the 8th Alliance captain. Suddenly faced with having to pick partners, we picked our friends from Burlington, team 2876. They brought their scouting data along, and together we picked 3236 to round out our alliance. 3236 was a good defensive robot that could climb the pyramid for 30 points.
Because we were the #8 alliance, we had to face the top seeded alliance of 125, 126, and 1511 in the quarterfinals. Each of those robots is a powerful opponent, and combined they were pretty unstoppable. We had a great time competing, but were eliminated in the quarterfinals after two matches.
After watching the rest of the matches, it was time for the award ceremony. We knew we had earned the Highest Rookie Seed award by placing 12th.
What we didn’t expect was also winning the Rookie All-Star award!