Championships Day 4

Our team arrived back in Waukesha feeling happy and exhausted at 2:30 this morning. It has been an incredible weekend and an incredible season. We could not be more proud of all the hard work we have put in and the growth we have accomplished as a team.

 

This weekend we made it to the quarterfinals in our division, placing eighth out of over seventy teams from around the world. In addition we are thrilled and honored to have been awarded the UL Industrial Safety Award at the international level. Congratulations to Lexus Stokes, our Safety Captain, for directing this program, and for winning Star of the Day at Championships.

 

Despite this success, coming home is a bittersweet feeling. For four months, this team has been a family, meeting for over 15 hours a week, eating together, laughing together, and working together. We have formed meaningful friendships, gained new skills, and created a special community where everyone is allowed to be incredible. Together, we have each grown and accomplished things we never thought possible.

 

After this point, we will continue to meet and prepare for next year, however meetings will be less frequent and the thrill of build season has officially passed. That being said, we look forward to everything we will be able to do this summer and throughout next year’s season.

 

Championships Day 3

It has been another exciting day at internationals. We are thrilled to be meeting teams from around the world, and making new friends. Walking through the pit, which holds around 600 FRC teams, there seems to be no end of people who are just like us: enthusiastic, tired, and in love with robotics.

 

As it was the final day of  qualification matches, we have finished the mass data collection system we simply call “scouting.” After scouting every team, for two days in row, and in over 100 matches, we are not quite sure whether or not we will miss creating the reports, or feel relived that our job is done.

 

We are also proud of our safety captain, Lexus Stokes, for receiving Star of the Day. This award is based upon peer nomination and it serves to recognize her exemplary work with safety. Lexus also received this award at the Wisconsin Regional this year, however it is a huge honor to be recognized at the international level.

 

Today was a long, busy day, but we appreciate every minute knowing that tomorrow we will be the last day of this season.

 

After our final match today we were ranked 27th in our division (two places higher than we were yesterday). This is a little dissapponting because we know we could do better, however it is not a bad place to be. We hope to be picked at alliance selection tomorrow and compete for as long as possible!

Midwest Regional Win!

Last week, C.O.R.E. 2062 was proud to announce that we had won the Wisconsin FRC regional. This week, we have even better news- the unprecedented winning of a second regional in a single competition season.

 

After competing in the midwest FRC regional April 2-3, we came home with yet another gold medal. This achievement, a first in the nine years we have competed in FRC, gives us high hopes as we head off to Internationals on April 22-25. In addition, we are thrilled to announce that we won a second UL Industrial Safety Award, Safest Pit, Innovation in Controls and six peer awards from various other teams at the regional.

 

Our highest scoring match from the Midwest regional!

C.O.R.E. 2062 would like to thank all of the teams, volunteers, and sponsors who helped to make this regional as incredible as it was. Finally, congratulations to our alliance partners, MARS/WARS and Riverside RoboTigers for their great work. See you at Championships!

Safety Training

Last week was the beginning of safety training, with today being the day of testing! To ensure that everyone is being safe, everyone was required to take the safety test. Rookies and team members working with the robot took a level 2 extended test while veterans could take a level 1 test. The test was on standard safety procedures and machine handling. “I felt confident about the test, I mean, everything on it was from safety training,” said a scouting sub-team member. But here’s the catch – in order to pass, every question on the test must be answered correctly. That’s why many people, even veterans, will have to retake the test.

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