*Locals call it Ventura for short, but the city’s formal name, San Buenaventura
Buenaventura means “good fortune” in Spanish.
* 42 Teams … 1 International 2 Out of state 4 Rookies
8 Paly Robotics
114 Eagle Strike
580 Viking Robotics
589 Falkon Robotics
702 Bagel Bytes
1138 Eagle Engineering
1622 Team Spyder
1967 The Janksters
2429 La Canada Engineerng Club
2443 Blue Thunder -Hawaii
2489 The Insomniacs
2576 Chilean Heart -Chile
3021 The Agency
3851 The Short Circuits
3859 Wolfpack Robotics
3882 Lunas -Hawaii
3925 Circuit of Life
4711 The Flying Aces
4964 LA Streetbots
5137 Iron Kodiaks
5802 Los STEMateros
5818 Riviera Robotics
5857 Walnut Valley Robotics
5869 Radical Robotics
6560 Charging Champions
6764 Fillmore Flashes
Speaking of Chile…If you’ve ever had an Anaheim chili pepper, you have Ventura native Emilio Ortega to thank. The peppers grew so well in the Ventura soil that they became prolific and were later named “the Anaheim” after Emilio moved operations south. The original Ortega chili peppers and salsa can still be purchased today, and you can visit Emilio’s home, the Ortega Adobe, in Ventura.
We are excited to come back two years after this Event opened . We had great time last time and look forward to seeing all the great teams this weekend in Ventura. I attached the Parking/Loading Map in case you need it. Friendliest Regional I’ve been to so far with volunteers. Was a great inaugural visit last time.
So far event running on time in practice today…even an extra match at the end. Great venue close to field spectators, great event staff. Should be fun as we enter Qualifications tomorrow. Stop by our pit and say hey. Thanks Bagel Bites for webcasting again and the tips
We had a great time in Ventura, Congratulations to all the award winners! Bold indicates eligible for Championship!
Regional Chairman’s Award 3925
Regional Engineering Inspiration Award 2576
Rookie All Star Award 6560 Regional Winners 2576 (Note in Semis 2 Match 1 this group put up 450, also beat us in two games in QF)
Regional Winners 114
Regional Winners 3925
Regional Finalists 3512
Regional Finalists 5136
Regional Finalists 5818
Creativity Award sponsored by Xerox 8 … Congrats alliance partners!!!
Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers 8… Congrats alliance partners!!!
Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi 5818
Gracious Professionalism Award sponsored by Johnson & Johnson 3882… Congrats alliance partners!!!
Highest Rookie Seed 6560
Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen 589
Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors 599
Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation 114
Judges’ Award 702
Quality Award sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation 3512
Rookie Inspiration Award sponsored by National Instruments 6398
Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories 1622
Team Spirit Award sponsored by FCA Foundation 5802 Wildcard 3512
Woodie Flowers Finalist Award Lyn Repath-Martos (589)
Volunteer of the Year Ria Sim
FIRST Dean’s List Finalist Award Simran Pujji (8)
FIRST Dean’s List Finalist Award Michael McNabb (599)
Thank you to 2576 Chilean Heart for being an awesome alliance captain. You kept the energy high and supplied Chilean candy, who could ask for a better alliance captain? Re-watching the videos I can find, your defense was spot on, we definitely couldn’t have made it without your team.
And another thank you to 3925 Circuit of Life. You guys built a great robot and we couldn’t have done this without you! Your team provided constant support, and refused to let moral run low.
And a very special thank you to 5818, who lent us a battery for the final match. I’m very happy the wildcard slots worked out in your alliances favor - you all deserved it.