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N.E.R.D.S. Are Going to State!

The N.E.R.D.S are Headed to State!

Our team has spent the last three weeks working on improving the robot to participate in the FTC Western Conference Qualifier. To gain an invitation to the State Tournament, we would have needed to win most of the matches and place first or second in the final Alliance Round.

However, the Qualifier was canceled by Blue Springs High School because of the threat of snowy and icy weather. The policy of FTC when the Western Conference Qualifier is canceled is to automatically advance to State the top-ranked 7 teams. Because we were ranked #1, we advanced by default. The team has mixed feelings about this result. On the one hand, we were looking forward to competing in the Western Conference Qualifier and our robot is in the best shape it has been all season. On the other hand, some of us breathed a big sigh of relief that the risks involved were bypassed.

"Howie," named for the famous archeologist Howard Carter

 

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