Congratulations to all of our robotics teams, including our FIRST Access Kinetic Kids team. Each team competed well today and our JV girls team took on an impossible task to pick up in ranks against teams who had a season record of 18 games and 8-10 wins coming into the final 5 matches of today. Their robot performed well and the girls were solid with the driving and game strategy. They also did great with their notebook, project board, and judge interviews to earn a 2nd place Motivate award.
The varsity girls continued to drive well and with more practice and fine tuning the autonomous, they will continue to be a force on the field as they advance to the Wild Card Round after winning the Connect Award! Their engineering notebook and project board efforts plus a well practiced presentation with a passionate and authentic voice earned them a next level event.
The varsity boys did a great job of tuning the autonomous and driving a solid game. Their engineering notebooks, project board, and presentation and interviews with the judges were recognized with a 2nd place Inspire Award. Inspire award is the pinnacle award for the FIRST Tech Challenge. This team had to have solid amounts of quality material for design, code, motivate, connect and think to earn that award. This team earned the 2nd of four direct advancements to the Texas Central Regional Championship on February 25 in a location TBD. Way to go Mechanical Mustangs!