I’m writing a press release and corporate sponsorship ask letter to get money for my team to pay for champs, and I’ve done some digging around, but I wanted to see if my research is correct. I’m looking for the number of teams with the most gold and silver medals in terms of competition only. I know 2056 won a chairman’s award and 118 won an engineering inspiration award, but, like I said, in terms of the Ultimate Ascent competition this is what I have so far:
3rd districts don’t count for MAR points–not that the medals themselves don’t count. However, there are some medalists going into this as their 2nd district (56 and 224 won TCNJ, 3340 won Mt Olive, 1391 were Chestnut Hill finalists, 1676, 714 and 3314 Mt Olive finalists, though the last two also went to a regional).
Out of curiosity, and because I know very little about the district setup, is there an argument for not counting medals from district events? I’ve heard some district events (both in Michigan and MAR), though smaller, are tougher than some regionals.
Not to further derail the thread, but the amount of abuse a robot must survive to win on Einstein is remarkable. You’ve done elimination tournaments before, and know how grueling they are on a team and a robot. Quick turnaround after quick turnaround after quick turnaround. Now imagine an additional 4-6 matches of that, far removed from your pit. The sheer endurance required makes it a feat like no other in FRC.
No worries…not derailing at all…this is my team’s first trip to championship, so the ideas exchanged thus far have been enlightening…my team has travelled to different states, but rarely interacts with district model teams & people, and while we have an off-season event down here in Texas that is pretty good, I hear that it’s no IRI by any stretch of the imagination.
Thanks to all who have contributed to this thread thus far, I appreciate your perspectives!