It’s 2000, in New Jersey.
We’re down be a few points. That was the year if you suspend yourself from a center bar, you scored 10 points.
The opposing team had locked onto the bar, and they were blocking the whole bar.
It was put up or shut up time. We back’d up, and went forward at full ramming speed!
Wonder of wonders, we actually lifted them enough to knock them off the Bar, and clamp ourself onto the bar with just one or two seconds left.
We got best play of the day for that one.
Too bad I don’t have a picture of it.
It’s hard to pick one. We’ve always had great years, and great moments. 1999, doing a perfect score and having the #1 seed.
1998, our Main gear snapping at Rumble at the Rock, and sending us crashing down!
1997,was a great year. We had the highest score at any competition!
We lost the the New jersey regional by a matter of 1/16th of an inch. They ended up pulling Woodie onto the field to make the final call, cause nobody wanted to do it.
It’s the wfinals at Rumber at the Rock 1997. That year, Team 121 made it there stragegy to flip every team over, usually breaking the robot in the process. (Nope, we’re not bitter)
the first round, team 121 skipped grabbing tubes, and went for us. We were on the goal at that point, fully extended, but we hadn’t locked on yet, they got under us and flipped us with there spatula. SMASH our main arm was in two pieces from the impact. two time outs later (Thanks again Gael Force for loaning us yours), One minute Expoxy, and some band-aids, we had managed to glue it back together. . The second round,
We make a quick grab for 4 tubes, and again go for the goal. Again, team 121 got under us, and flipped us again. This time, it’s in 4 peices. There isn’t enough time, and glue to put it back together.
It’s very hard, but try to imagine being faced with a descision. We had to rip our main arm off our robot. Ouch. we try’d to compete, to try and keep them from scoring, but it’s hard when your only a moving box.