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FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – HOUSTON

April 21, 2018

FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – HOUSTON

FRANKLIN FINALIST ALLIANCE CAPTAIN About a month and a half after Super-Regionals, our team flew to Houston, Texas for the Houston FIRST Championship. There, we cinched 3rd place in the Franklin Division and became the captain of our alliance with teams 9899 Black Diamond Robotics and 11039 Innov8rz. We won our first two semifinal matches, then advanced to finals to set a record of 653 points as Division Finalist Alliance Captains. COMPASS AWARD WINNER Alongside RevAmped, our teams nominated Coach Zhunquin Wang for the Compass Award. We collaborated with RevAmped to create a nomination video exemplifying the various ways in which Coach Zhunquin had helped us throughout the season. Our team contributed a lot to the creation of the nomination video by having representatives from Overcharged speak about Coach Zhunquin’s nomination during the clip. Furthermore, we initiated the effort – Advaith felt it was a long overdue nomination. We decided that we wanted to surprise Coach Zhunquin with the nomination, and his reaction was…

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WEST SUPER REGIONALS

March 11, 2018

WEST SUPER REGIONALS

CASCADE FINALIST ALLIANCE CAPTAIN In the second week of March 2018, we traveled to Spokane, Washington to compete at the West Super Regionals, where we played in the Cascade Division. There, we attained the highest number of Qualifying Points in our division (16) and secured our spot as the 1st seeded Alliance Captain. We also set a division high score of 608 points during the Qualifying…

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OREGON STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

February 25, 2018

OREGON STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

INSPIRE AWARD Winning the Inspire Award at the State Championship took hundreds of hours of dedication and thought, whether it was for our robot or an upcoming outreach. Our team spent a tremendous amount of time organizing impactful outreaches, designing efficient mechanical and software systems, creating detailed business plans, and extensively documenting our engineering processes. By the time we competed at State, we had a solid engineering notebook and numerous talking points to expound upon during judging presentations and interviews. As a rookie team, being honored with the State Inspire Award was a huge step forward in our team’s path in the FTC and greater FIRST community. FINALIST ALLIANCE CAPTAIN In…

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SUPER QUALIFIERS – DELTA

February 10, 2018

SUPER QUALIFIERS – DELTA

INSPIRE AWARD Between League Qualifiers and Super-Qualifiers, we were very busy with making changes to our robot and its mechanical subsystems but still maintained an organized, detailed notebook. As we progressed through the weeks, we ensured that our engineering notebook was kept organized and updated, with thorough documentation of our team activities. As a result, our team won the Inspire Award again at the Super-Qualifier Tournament. FINALIST ALLIANCE CAPTAIN After a successful League Qualifying Tournament, we competed at the Oregon Super-Qualifier Tournament in Hillsboro, Oregon. During the two weeks that had elapsed since the LQT, we had put in hours of work to implement our new relic claw, the effects of which were reflected in our scores – Overcharged had the top two scores of the tournament (475 and 385). We were undefeated in the Qualifying Matches and cinched 1st place once again, choosing teams 7750 Mechanical Maniacs and 9970 Stellar Pixels as our Alliance Partners. With this alliance, we played up to…

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LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

January 27, 2018

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

INSPIRE AWARD Although we were extremely pleased to be Winning Alliance Captains, we were even more honored when we won the prestigious Inspire Award after receiving numerous nominations for awards in other categories. The Inspire award is presented to the team who the judges believe best encompass all the various qualities of FIRST and FTC. In addition to our successful robot, our team also presented a detailed Engineering Notebook and delivered a strong Judging Session, key factors of our success. As a rookie team, this award was especially validating because of all the hard work, determination,…

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