Robotics Teams Head to State

Congratulations to 42 and Quasar! Good luck at State!
With great honor and pleasure, we announce the recent Southern Oregon Robotics League Tournament results!
Our rookie team 42, FTC Team 21231, was awarded the top prize, the INSPIRE Award!  It was a unanimous vote by the judges, that this team embraced the essence of FIRST.  The FIRST Core Values emphasize friendly sportsmanship, respect for the contributions of others, teamwork, learning, and community involvement and are part of our commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. 
Team 42 was also the 4th Place Alliance Team Captain. This means after the initial matches of the day, they were in 7th place and worked their way up to the 4th place Alliance Team Captain as the alliances were picked for the final matches.
All season, the freshmen and sophomores of this team would pop into the robotics lab asking how they could learn more or how they were doing. It is that curiosity and desire to learn that has helped them be recognized for their efforts. The whole team came together to design and program a wonderful robot, succeed in community outreach, create a thorough and eye-catching portfolio, and unite as a team.  Their coaches, Coach Cruzan and Coach Sekreta, and robotics coordinator Coach Zimmer, couldn't be prouder! 
42 will be moving on to the State Tournament on February 25-26 in Portland, OR.
Our veteran team Quasar, FTC Team 16433, won several awards on Saturday. Coach Snider and Coach Zimmer have coached Quasar for four years and are very proud of what this team can accomplish. They are a wonderful group of builders, programmers, strategists, CAD designers, graphic designers, and outreach coordinators who created a very detailed and stylish engineering portfolio.
  • They were 2nd Place for the top award, the INSPIRE Award.  
  • They won the THINK Award. This judged award is given to the Team that best reflects the journey the Team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season. The engineering content within the portfolio is the key reference for judges to help identify the most deserving Team.
  • They were the 2nd Place Alliance Team Captain. This means after the days' matches, the team was in second place going into the final matches.
Quasar will also be moving on to the State Tournament on February 25-26 in Portland, OR.
If you see these robotics students, please be sure to congratulate them!
Thank you to St. Mary’s for supporting us and allowing us to do what we do!  Thank you to the transportation staff who have driven us to Roseburg 5 times and who will be driving us to Portland!  Thank you to the maintenance staff who has to work around our late nights in the lab. Thank you to the coaches who have put in a lot of hours and have supported them. And thank you to the parents who have supported us at meets and tournaments by feeding us and those who have attended to cheer us on!  It has been a great season, and we plan to do our best in Portland! - Michele Zimmer, Robotics Coordinator

Watch Quasar and 42 work together in a recent Alliance.