Velocity Vortex was the name of the 2016-2017 season. Our members consisted of Aaron, Andrew, Benjamin, Braden, Gray, Jacob, Matthew, and Nicholas. Our coaches were Coach Andy and Coach Linda. Our mentors included Mr. Glen Phelps, Mrs. Cathy Fisher, and Richard.
We received many new sponsors this year and our team organization greatly improved. We had more functional sub-teams to help members know what to do. We have created six sub-teams based off of the awards in the FTC competition.
Thanks to a sponsorship from Google, we got a full field setup this year, which allowed us to program for many situations. We also modeled everything digitally before it was built.
We won 1st place Inspire Award at the State Competition and finished 7th in our division at the South Super Regional. At the World Competition in Houston we placed 27th in our division.