The fourth team advancing from the Philadelphia Qualifier is the winning alliance first pick, the Robogriffins from Academy @ Palumbo High School. They were in second place at the end of the qualifying matches. Their win to loss record during the qua;ifying matches was 8 wins to 2 losses. In addition to being first pick, they were also 2nd place for the Think Award which recognizes the teams that exemplify the engineering design process.
The fifth team advancing from the Philadelphia Qualifier to States is the 3rd place winner of the Inspire Award, Team 9570, the Gear Girls from Carver HSES. The Inspire Award commemorates teams that promote FIRST in different communities while sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge. The teams that won this award did well in all Judging categories‒ the engineering notebook and performance on and off the playing field. Success was shown in working together to make the robot’s design. Congratulations, Gear Girls, for winning 3rd place of the Inspire Award!
This year’s Philadelphia FTC Qualifier and FLL Jr. Expo were a success! Last Saturday, February 8th, the events were hosted in Central High School’s gym. We had 33 teams participating, and around ⅔ of those teams were Coalition teams, but our teams ended up winning nearly all of the awards and all of the advancing teams are Coalition teams.
In the following weeks we’ll be posting about the individual Coalition teams that won awards and are advancing to Pennsylvania State Championships.
At RoboRumble 2019, a number of high school robotics teams came to Central High School to compete. Throughout the event, teams utilized their skills, their teamwork, and worked hard to get the most out of their robots. By the end of the event, all teams gained valuable practice and got to show off the capabilities of their robots.