2005 Sacramento/UC Davis Regional

Site 3 Engineering, Team 1097, would like to extend a helping hand to all teams partipating in the Sacramento/UC Davis Regional. A regional website will be up in a little while and your regional information packets are being created for your benefit. We also encourage all previous participants in the Sacramento/UC Davis Regional to sign up. We’re looking forward to meeting you. If you have any questions about the Sacramento/UC Davis Regional, please contact us at jrobo@jhssac.org.

I was just checking in on the teams signed up for Sacramento. It’s going to be a great regional. We’ve got a teams from all over the place coming. And Beach Bots (team 330)! Yay Beach Bots!!1! :smiley:

But there aren’t any rookie teams registered yet… =\

Yeah I know that is the main concern this year. We are still trying to look for schools interested in the area however we haven’t had too much success. If any rookie teams out there would like to come, feel free to sign up. It’s a good-size regional, lots of action, and I think we need to do another cheering face-off. :wink: It’s going to be another great year like Alaina said.

The BeachBot vote for the Sacramento regional was a landslide. No disrespect to the Arizona regional, which we’ve been attending for the past two years, they do an outstanding job there. But it has been quite a while since we’ve had a chance to play with some of our other old friends and we missed them. So we though we’d come up and visit the Cheesy Poofs, Monte Vista and Woodside, and maybe taste the Spicy Mustard :wink: . We are looking forward to it.

I’ve been trying for years to get my sister, who teaches part time at Davis High, to get involved. But I couldn’t even get her over to the fair grounds in Sac. Maybe now that the competition is right down the street that will change. At least my Mom said she’d come this time, and I get a cheap place to stay :slight_smile:

Davis is very education oriented. (I can’t imagine why, with all those PHDs per capita and all, you’d think they had enough all ready :wink: ) Make sure that there is plenty of publicity in the local papers etc. If you can get enough parents around to check out the competition, I’m pretty sure they will DEMAND a team next year.

Don’t be too disappointed at a lack of rookies. One thing to remember is that it takes time to build infrastructure. In LA, the regional committee has been working to build our foundation of support so we have a stable community. We found that teams were disappearing as soon as their NASA funding ran out. We were also in danger of losing the regional due to lack of sponsorship, as NASA was taking their money elsewhere (as they said they would do from the start). Since most of our teams only attend the local regional, it was critical for their survival that the regional stay here. This project has taken three years. As I understand it, the Sac regional committee is where we were a couple of years ago.

We are finally at a point that next year we might begin actively working to start new teams. Not that we haven’t welcomed and tried our best to help the teams that did come along, but we weren’t going out of our way to start them either. I’d rather start one team that will keep going year after year, and spend two years doing it, than start four or five teams that fizzle after one year in the same period.

In the long run, I think the regional committee made the right choice. Our newer teams will be much more sustainable and we will be able to spend much more time with them during those first two or three critical years, because we won’t be struggling to survive ourselves. BTW while the rookie year is critical, I think it takes at least three seasons for a team to be fully established.


I too am excited about WildStang attending. :slight_smile: Welcome to all teams attending the Sacramento/UC Davis regional. Your regional packets are in the mail, I assure you. :wink: But really we are just about ready to send them off to the printer.

I had the exact same reaction. Seriously. :smiley:

This regional is going to rock.
I can’t wait.

Figures, all the out of state teams start coming once I leave the state :stuck_out_tongue:

It’s interesting that theres more teams signed up for Sacramento, as well as more out of state teams, than there are for SVR.

Wow. One third (11 out of 32) of the teams registered for Sacramento are not from California.


That’s right, Team 111 Wildstang will be going to Sacramento/UC Davis Regional for the 2005 competition. We’re really excited, and I’m pretty sure this is our first run at this regional. We’ll see you there!

I am calling all rookie teams who are looking for a second regional (or third regional) to sign up for the Sacramento/UC Davis Regional. We are in need of rookie teams to attend. Pleeeease? It’s a lot of fun! :slight_smile:


ROBBE Xtreme (Team 56) from Bound Brook, New Jersey will be attending the Sacramento Regional. This will be our first regional away from the east coast. The whole team is really excited about the event.

Wow, that’s one heck of a plane ride. =P
We look forward to meeting you and to compete with you!

Hi, I’m new to the forum. I’m from team 1388, Eagle Robotics. We were in Sac last year and won the rookie all star award. That way our first year competing. We plan on going back this year. It sounds like this is going to be another fun year.

I am on WildStang and that is what I said too!

As noted above, 1388 is coming back to Sacramento. I’m not sure why so many teams are coming from out of state to attend. Sac’to is not exactly my favorite part of this state, and I don’t see it as being much of a tourist attraction, compared to LA or the Bay Area. That aside, it’s gonna be a sweet regional. Here’s to hoping that the last four spots are filled.

Well, since we have now gotten ourselves registered for the Championship, Wildstang will not be attending the Sacramento regional. I know a lot of us are disappointed that we won’t be able to go to California as we were looking forward to competing with a lot of teams that we don’t get to see very often (or ever), but we couldn’t pass up the chance to go to the Championship…

Maybe next year!

Well, that’s sad for us Bay Area teams.

Who knows, maybe we’ll be in the same division in Atlanta!

Either way, good luck and have fun!

That’s what I’ve heard. Oh well, it got us excited for a while anyway! :ahh:

Not up for a fourth competition? :rolleyes:

I would love if my team could travel somewhere outside of the midwest region for a regional (But in the end, the championships cover all of the required travel time I demand from the team :smiley: ) We will did a third regional this year, even though the original reason for it- getting a chance to win ourselves to the championships, is no longer existant because the gates have been opened to tier 1. But traveling is always fun (3 day bus ride to Cali?), and hopefully we’ll be able to scrounge up cash for some travel. Good luck to all the teams competing- will there be videos of the matches posted online somewhere this year?