L.A. Youth Robotics Competition Leaves Student Teams Energized
Hello all CCHS Robotics Parents,Team members and Mentors,
We won the Los Angeles Regional!!!
Team 702 “Bagel Bytes” won the Los Angeles FIRST FRC 2023 Regional Competition, along with alliance captains Team 687 “The Nerd Herd”, and alliance members Team 5199 “Robot Dolphins from Outer Space” and Team 6833 “Phoenix Robotics”.
It was an absolutely thrilling day of competition. Team 702 thought themselves out of the race as the playoff alliance selections came to a close. In an absolute shocker, the captains from teams 687 and 5199 announced that they selected Team 702 as their third and last alliance partner. Team 702 was stunned. And elated! We weren’t going home yet!
Once playoffs began, our robot experienced a malfunction and Team 6833 was called in to substitute. Unbelievably, the alliance went on to complete the playoffs undefeated.
In the finals — a best of 3 format — our alliance lost the first match, but then won the second match. Tied at one each, our Red Alliance fought the Blue Alliance to an almost even score in the final tiebreaker, 117 to 118, an impossibly tiny lead for the Blue Alliance. But we knew this score did not include end-park or charge-station points, and on top of that, the match was “under review”.
The crowd went wild when the final score was revealed: the Red Alliance had won the Los Angeles Regional with a winning score of 147-138 (VIDEO)
We will still be attending San Diego Regional next weekend. And, we will be going to the Houston World Championships!!! We will need a lot of help from you in terms of helping us with funding to attend as it will cost around $20,000 to take 12 team members and chaperones. Thank you all for your support.
If any parents want to help with fundraising efforts, we will be having a meeting in room 91 Monday to strategize. If you cannot make it, please contact Linda Rosenberg at 310-871-9537
All the Best,
2023 LA Regional Winners