This Saturday, October 10th, the Robo Lions competed at the GRITS offseason event, hosted by Walton robotics (team 2974) and Georgia FIRST. After an exciting morning of competition, with great effort put forth by our rookie drivers, we were chosen the join the second seed alliance, led by team 4189. Our alliance was rounded out by team 1648. We played strongly in semifinals, but lost in finals to the 1st seed alliance, composed of 2974, 4188, and 4468. On behalf of all of team 1261, we would like to offer our sincere congratulations to those teams, they played a fantastic set of matches.
Along with our own team competing, team Shockwave (5840), a rookie team from Terrell High School competed using our secondary practice robot. Coached by one of the Robo Lions, the team played hard and learned a lot. After a series of successful qualification matches, they, competing as team “6061” came out in the top ten teams, and were selected as a member of the 4th seed alliance by team 5109, and helped to select the alliance’s third member, team 1746. Though their competition ended in semi finals, they were an amazing team and played remarkably well! We are looking forward to competing with them in the future!
The Robo Lions enjoyed the opportunity to shoot our t-shirt robot into the crowd during opening and closing ceremonies. We were also honored to win the GRITS outreach award, for our large number of rookies, as well as our work in our community and with other robotics teams.
Lastly we would like to extend a huge thank you to Georgia FIRST and Walton Robotics as well as all of the fantastic volunteers and alumni who made this great event possible!