Team 5171 Makes Quarterfinals!
Posted 03/26/2019 08:54AM
After a slow start at the Monterey Bay Regional,
Team 5171 had perhaps the biggest turnaround in FRC history, a reflection of our students' perseverance, creativity, willingness to take risks, and trust in each other. The team captained an alliance into the quarterfinal round of the tournament, marking the first time Team 5171 made it past the qualifying rounds. Deus Ex Machina allied with Robo Rockin' Bots (Team 2035 from Carmel, CA) and Zodiac (Team 6353 from Shanghai, China). Lead Mentor, Jeff Hanna, comments, "I cannot emphasize how incredibly proud I am of the group that competed this weekend and how they did so with empathy and compassion for other teams. Not only did the team strive to learn from every match and work through challenges to improve their own robot, they assisted other teams with mechanical design improvements, software issues, and even gave parts to some of the teams that eventually knocked us out of competition. That is a testament to their desire to compete when everyone is at their best." The team is preparing for its second competition at the Silicon Valley Regional this weekend. Follow along at The Blue Alliance.