The Robotics team "Ultro" attended the FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifier tournament at Dalton on Saturday. After a solid 5 rounds of robot competition, the team made it to the elimination rounds, in which they confidently won the first 2 matches in a best of 3 moving them into the finals of the event. 27 teams entered the tournament and Browning was one of 6 teams to make the finals.
While we were not victorious in the finals, ultimately losing to a very strong Dalton squad, due to good fortune with qualification rules (90 page rulebook) and our quality performance during the day we slipped in as the last team to qualify for the NYC Regional next weekend at Townsend Harris High School in Queens. This is a HUGE milestone for this team and a prominent goal for this season.
Coach Ting was in attendance and will take over as lead coach next week in the regionals as I am unable to attend. This week the team will be increasing the mass of the flywheel to shoot the whiffle balls a greater distance. Adding the Science Department leadership is key in the continued teams success. Go STEM!