The CHCA Beak Squad is heading to Worlds!
After a successful competition in Cleveland, OH 03/25/22 - 03/26/22, the team finished as Regional Finalists, picked up the Industrial Design Award, and received a wild card bid to Worlds!
The students had another successful weekend at the Smoky Mountains Regional in Knoxville, TN on 04/1/22 - 04/2/22. After the qualification matches, they went into the alliance selections in 4th place. The team won their first two quarterfinal matches and moved on to the semifinals. With a 1-1 tie in the semifinals, they came up just a little short in the tiebreaker match. In addition to competing successfully, the team was also awarded the Autonomous Award from the judges. This award celebrates the team that has demonstrated consistent, reliable, high-performance robot operation during autonomously managed actions. Evaluation for this award is based on the robot’s ability to sense its surroundings, position itself or onboard mechanisms appropriately, and execute tasks.
“This season has been a great success after so many months of hard work to create our robot Charlotte,” shared CHCA senior Bianca Olea. “After the pandemic cancelled in-person competitions last year, all the students were aware that this season would be harder and require more effort from all of us. Luckily, we put in the work to create the robot we have today that got us several awards and an invitation to the World Championship. This season has been a hard one to say the least, but after completing our two district regionals, I think we can all say we're proud of each other and Charlotte.”
The team competes in Worlds in Houston, TX beginning 04/21/22.
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