Our team celebrated another successful weekend of competition at the FIRST in Texas Fort Worth District Event that was held from March 16th to March 18th. With only a week after our Dallas District Event, our team continued to give 110% at this weekend’s competition.
If you are not yet familiar with the 2023 FIRST Robotics Competition game, pause your reading and watch the game animation which we’ve linked here so you can understand exactly what challenges our team faced this year. You can also read about the results of our Dallas District competition at our recap blog post here, and be sure to watch our reveal video as well so you can learn a bit about our 2023 robot, “Amp.”
The RoboChargers spent two days competing with 34 other teams. With qualifications and playoff matches held both days, each one of our team members performed to their best abilities. They also participated in judge interviews and talked about our robot and robotics program as a whole. With a total of 12 qualification matches all-day Saturday and Sunday morning, RoboChargers held a 12-0-0 record (12 won, 0 lost, 0 tied) and were able to be the first seeded alliance captain. Because of our position, we asked FRC teams 6672 Fusion Corps and 5613 ThunderDogs to join our alliance, and we won our first three playoff matches.
In the finals, the remaining two alliances go head to head in a best two-out-of-three. In the first match, we weren’t able to secure a win for our alliance. But we fought hard and kept on persisting, working to help fix some issues our alliance partners experienced in that first match. We won the second match, and the final match would decide the district event champions. Everyone was on the edge of their seats, and our alliance won with an event high score, taking home our second blue banner of the season. Watch our high scoring finals match here!
The RoboChargers also won the Excellence in Engineering Award, an award that celebrates a team that takes a professional approach to their robot design process and can show how their design is an elegant engineering solution to a problem presented by the game.
With the FIRST in Texas District Championship in two weeks, our team is doing everything possible to get ready for it. It will be held from April 5th through April 8th, and with FRC teams across Texas and New Mexico going, we can’t wait to have the chance to compete with all of them. No matter what, we will keep on improving our robot and our team, both on and off the field.
If you are interested in joining us for the District Championship, the event is open to spectators and will definitely be exciting to watch. It will be held in the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston, and all other attendance information can be found on the FIRST in Texas website. If you want to watch but can’t attend, you can watch a livestream which will be available through the District Championship “Blue Alliance” page, which is a site that documents all FRC teams and events.
We will see you in Houston!