Article Submitted by: Piper Sondreal, Aubrey Berg, Sarah Stanelle, and BreeAnna Pratt-Novacek
After a full day of competition, here are some updates on team 5172:
our Chairmans Award presentation went very smooth and the judges asked a lot of questions. Even though the interview and presentation was only supposed to last 10 minutes, the judges ended up keeping us for 17 minutes! That is a good thing! We also had a day long interview with a Star Tribune and are expecting a news article about our team in a week or two! Our sponsor from U of M, Dean Kauve, also had a long chat with our team and was shown around the pits. He enjoyed himself very much and was impressed with us. The safety meeting was a success and even though there is stiff competition for the Safety Award, we are working our hardest to be safe at robotics.
And now we get to the actual competition..
Our robot had a few technical errors (trouble connecting) for two of our matches and has been going between third and first place all day. We ended the day in second place with a record of 7-0 (wins-losses) and our team is ready for an even better day tomorrow, chomping up the competition!!