The CHCA Beak Squad recently competed against 60 other robotics teams at the Miami Valley Regional. Thanks to their hard work, their robot performed well and carried the #2 seed alliance all of the way into the finals. After pulling an upset in the first match, they were not able to win in the final match, but their effort granted them a wild card slot to the World Championship competition for the third consecutive year!
Led by CHCA senior Sebastian Rodriguez and junior Nick Donahue, the Controls Team has labored tirelessly all season long to deliver autonomous routines that outperformed the rest of the teams at the competition. Because of this, the team scored the well-deserved Innovation in Controls award!
In addition to all of this success, a tweet by another team in the competition demonstrated what CHCA's Beak Squad is truly all about. Tech Fusion Team 279 says, "Over the course of the weekend we've asked several teams which other teams they consider their friends. Every single team we asked included BeakSquad4028 in their answer. Great group of people, glad to see you all qualify for the championship!"
CHCA Upper School Physics and Engineering teacher and Director of Robotics, Andy Ciarniello, shares, "I'm extremely proud of our students and the robot that they produced this season, but I'm especially proud of how well they represent our school at competitions. They are focused, gracious, kind, and always willing to lend a hand to the other teams to make sure they get out on the field and compete well."
The Beak Squad is already working hard toward their next tournament, debriefing this past weekend and figuring out how to perform even better in Pittsburgh in two weeks. They will be heading to Worlds in Detroit, MI from April 25th -28th.