Sunday, February 3, 2013

Robotic's Team Wins

 My robotics team won another event this past Saturday.  As I've babbled on before, I coach several robotics team and the one that was competing was team 4976, which is made up of middle school aged scouts from my son's Boy Scout Troop.  They're competing is a High School lever competition so it pretty tough for them.  Well until last saturday because they won.  The first picture shows the team (on the right) with their alliance mate after winning the Marriotts Ridge Qualifier.   Doing so has given them an invitation to the Maryland state championship.  My other team (3113, which my son captains) has already qualified so I'll have two teams in the state championship in three weeks.

 Here's a shot of the drive team, their all 12 or 13 years old and showed great poise in a tough competition.


The last photo is a shot of the alliance after the last match.  Saturday was a great day and I think the best quote came from one of my scouts who was asked by a someone from another team in a bit of a mocking way "What do you guys hope to do here?"  His reply with out missing a beat "Kick High-Schooler Butt!"

They did a great job and now we have a three week dash to get ready for states!

7 comments:

John Foster said...

Congrats for the team. Very impressive for a team playing up. This was the FTC championship?

jmilesr said...

This was an FTC qualifier. The MD State Championship is 2/23

AHunt said...

One of life's most useful skills is to be able to take mockery in stride and shrug it off. If they are learning that as well as how to kick high schooler butt with robots, then they are doing great.

Congratulations on the wins. Nice coaching.

Paul of the Man Cave said...

Fantastic! Well done :-)

Sir Tobi said...

Great! I wish both teams luck - and you strong nerves...

Green stuff and Alioop said...

Hurray for your team Miles!

You put alot of effort into this activity and its great to see the guys get a win.

Well done.

Docsmith said...

Coaching can be a very tough gig, particularly when your own flesh and blood is involved (as I know only too well) - so congratulations on the wins coach, and best of luck in the State champs!

Cheers,
Doc