Pequot Lakes robotics team takes 40th of 75 at world championship
Team chosen to join another team in playoffs.
HOUSTON, Texas — The Pequot Lakes Patriotics FIRST Robotics Team performed its best matches of the year at the robotics world championship April 20-23 in Houston, Texas.
"We finished with a record of 5-5 in our 10 qualification matches," wrote team mentor Keith Lumley. "We had some tough matches to swallow on Thursday. We lost one match by 1 point and another by 3. After our 10 matches we were ranked 40th out of the 75 teams. However, our individual performance was much better. Most scouting charts (where teams scout each individual robot for specific stats) had us at around the 15th-20th highest scoring robot in our division."
Lumley said before the championship the team averaged 11.5 shots per match and 14 shots per match during the competition. The team managed 19 balls in one match and another 18-shot performance.
Though the team did not advance to the playoffs on their own, at the end of the 10 qualifying rounds the top eight ranked teams are allowed to pick teams to accompany them into the playoffs.
For the first year ever, Pequot Lakes was selected by a team in the playoff. Unfortunately, their alliance was defeated in their first two playoff matches.