For the 2017-2018 season the State Competition was divided into two days. The first evening was judging and robot inspection and the second was the robot competition. After our judging on the first day the nautilus from our launch system broke while we were testing it. We hadn’t brought a spare, so we immediately had a team meeting to decide what to do. We managed to fix the nautilus the first night and to make a spare as well the next morning before the competition in case our fix wouldn’t hold.
Our qualification matches were as follows:
Win-Match 8: Red (8477 & 9121) 80 to 30 Blue (8505 & 10021)
Loss-Match 14: Red (10558 & 11214) 85 to 62 Blue (8477 &11841)
Loss-Match 21: Red (327 & 9461) 72 to 55 Blue (8477 &7021) – Drive motor died during the match
Win-Match 24: Red (6170 & 8477) 145 to 40 Blue (11086 & 8946)
We placed fifth overall and were the first selection by the first place alliance, Team #327 Caveman with Cloud.
Our Semifinals matches were as follows:
Win-Alliance 1 vs 2 Match 2: Red (8477 & 327) 110 vs, 65 Blue (9461 & 753)
We won second place in Control, Think, and PTC Design awards, as well as the first place Inspire Award. Gray was also chosen as a finalist for the Dean’s List. We advanced to the South Super Regional along with the winning alliance captain #327 Caveman with Cloud.