Week 5 featured the busiest week of FRC action with 21 events and hundreds of teams competing.
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Week 5 was awesome, can’t wait to talk some robots on Tuesday night. Be sure to vote!
I know Peachtree isn’t normally considered a competitive event, but if anyone can find video, I highly recommend watching the eliminations and seeing some of the teams who played in them. I’m thinking 1746 deserves a spot up here this week with their consistent play, along with 343 and perhaps 1319
Team 1519 Mechanical Mayhem: They are very deserving. They now have 4 blue banners so far this season having seeded first and won each of the 3 district events they have competed in (including NEU district in week 5). And they do it with a grace that makes working with them an awesome experience as we found out in week 3 at UMASS Dartmouth.
Team 195 CyberKnights: They started week 1 with some real difficulties at the Waterbury district event, but they came back so strong winning at TVR in week 4. They proved that they have staying power seeding first and winning at Hartford district event in week 5. They are a force to be reckoned with and a truly great and consistent alliance captain as we found this week.
And did I forget to mention they have each won a District Chairman’s Award as well. :eek:
Some of the notable teams to include from Colorado are:
1730 (Team Driven): Currently ranked 4th in the world for OPR, with good reason! They have a solid 20 point autonomous and can consistently create two stacks of six with bin and noodle or 3 of five from the tote chute.
801 (Horsepower): One of the most efficient landfill stackers in the competition. They could score up to two stacks of six with bin from the landfill during the match.
4499 (The Highlanders): The other primary contender for the title of best landfill bot in Colorado. They were also stacking up to six high with bins, but they also had the ability to grab bins from the step to cap their stacks.
1723 (FBI): With a win in GKC and a finalist finish in Colorado as alliance captain, the FIRST Bots of Independence are on a roll this season.
1339 (Angelbotics): The undisputed canburglar champion of Colorado. In semifinals match 6 they not only beat team 1619’s bin raking mechanism, coming away with one bin in that exchange, but they were able to swiftly move and grab one bin from the clutches of 4593 as well! Angelbotics also had solid stacking skills of their own, creating, and capping, stacks of three and four from the landfill.
These are all in addition to a number of other talented teams such as 3200 (Raptacon), 662 (Rocky Mountain Robotics), 1410 (The Stackin’ Kraken), and all the other teams who participated.
I am looking forward to Week 6, where a couple of Michigan’s “usual suspects” (33 and 2337) will be out for their second district events.
A quick look at your archives shows just how far this game has progressed. In Week 1, Team 33 came in at #5 on the list with an OPR of 47 and a QS of 65. In Week 2, 2337 ranked #12 with an OPR of 44 and a QS of 70. I expect they will leave those numbers in the dust at Troy this weekend.