Article submitted by: Kaiya Novacek, Jaustyn Dahl, Chloe Vanderport, Emily Mclean, and Amy Stauffenecker
We started out the morning bright and early ready to finish our last two qualification matches. We concluded the qualifiers in second place. After a prior invitation t0 the first alliance, we decided to create our own alliance for the finals including CIS team 4607 from Becker, MN and 4536 MinuteBots from St. Paul, MN. Winning the quarterfinals in two matches, we proceeded to the semifinals where we lost out in two matches to the 6th alliance. We were happy to see them move on and win the 2018 Medtronics Foundation Regional. We ended the competition winning the Excellence in Engineering Award. To finish off the night we are headed out to dinner at TJ’s Pizza with the 2018 Medtronics Foundation Regional Chairman’s Award winners and our good friends team 1816 the Green Machine from Edina, MN.
Team 5172 members went over to Mariucci Arena to visit Badger Team 3750 as they were competing there.