Written by The Cougars
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 07:40
Cougar 2010-2011 "Get Over It!" Season Summary:
- Approximately 1600 teams competed in FTC this year.
- Ohio State Championship
- 32 teams attended the Ohio State Championship tournament at iSpace in Cincinnati.
- The Cougars finished the qualifying rounds in 3rd place, and as an alliance captain selected the teams of Python from MI and Trash Torque from the Wellington school in Columbus as their alliance partners.
- The Cougars alliance went on to win the Ohio Championship and as captain of the winning alliance the Cougars qualified to attend the World Championship.
- The Cougars also won the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award. "The Rockwell Collins Innovate Award celebrates a team that not only thinks outside the box, but also has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life. This award is given to the team that has the most innovative and creative robot design solution to any or all specific field elements or components in the FIRST Tech Challenge game. Elements of this award include elegant design, robustness, and ‘out of the box’ thinking related to design. This award may address the design of the whole robot, or of a sub-assembly attached to the robot. The creative component must work consistently, but a robot does not have to work all the time during matches to be considered for this award. The team’s Engineering Notebook should be marked with journal entries to show the design of the component(s) and the team’s robot in order to be eligible for this award, and entries should describe succinctly how the team arrived at that solution."
- World Championship
- 128 teams qualified to go to the FTC World Championship, held at the FIRST World Festival in St. Louis.
- The 128 teams were divided into 2 64 team divisions, Franklin and Edison, for the qualifying rounds of the World Championship.
- The Cougars recorded 5 wins and 2 losses during the qualifying rounds to place 12th in the Franklin division.
- The top 4 seeded teams get to pick partners to form 3 team alliances to compete in the finals.
- The #1 seed Bounty Hunters #2864 from Staten Island NY selected Say Watt? #3539 from Edison NJ (1st pick in alliance selections) and the Cougars #4251 (5th pick in the alliance selections) as their alliance partners for the finals.
- Our alliance lost in the 3rd game of a 2 out of 3 match in the semi-finals to the alliance of SD30 from Montana, the Wreckers from Westport CT, and MITibot of Lexington MA who went on to win the World Championship.
- To top it all off we were nominated for the Motivate Award. "This award celebrates the team that exemplifies the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through team spirit and enthusiasm. They show their spirit through costumes and fun outfits, a team cheer or outstanding spirit. This team has also made a collective effort to make FIRST known throughout their school and community."
The Cougars Robotics Team had a tremendous rookie season. We learned to build significantly more sophisticated robots. We learned to program in 2 new languages, LabVIEW and Robot-C. We learned to make alliances and work with other teams. And as a rookie team we made it all the way to the semi-finals of the World Championship. We're looking forward to next year's competition!
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