Our team participated in the Madison qualifier on Sunday, January 25. Our overall ranking was 14th out of 20 teams. We all had an amazing time, and enjoyed meeting new people and connecting with the other teams that were there. For Joey and Tim, this was their first tournament, so it was even more exciting! Overall, our robot preformance was pretty good. We had a motor malfunction in one match, and a servo malfunction in another, but we wre able to do a little bit (or more) of what we had designed our robot, Borg, to do. Judging was an enjoyable experience, and we were all able to give the spotlight information on the pieces of the robot that we had been instrumental in designing and building or programming. We were finalists for the Think Award, the Motivate Award, the Control Award, and the PTC Design Award. The Think Award is for the team that had an engineering notebook that does an exemplary job of demonstrating the design process. The Motivate Award is for the team that shows, through actions and explinations, the role an FTC team should play in their community. The Control Award goes to the team that does the best job programing and outlining the autonomous program. The PTC Design Award goes to the team with the most original and functional design, along with good use of CAD software. The We won the Inspire Award, and are advancing to the state tournament in Milwaukee on the 7th of February. The Inspire Award goes to the team that has a strong showing in all areas of judging, as well as on the field. Check out our photo gallery for pictures from the meet!