Battle Cry 2022 at WPI
Although it was technically the team's 2nd battle cry, it was a first for many of our members. By the time alliance selections rolled around on Sunday, our team had finished in 6th place out of 61 teams there- a personal season best for us! We could link this success with the many changes and additions we made between when the season ended and Battle Cry. As alliance captains, our alliance was eliminated in the first 2 of our elimination matches but that didn't stop us from making battle cries for the rest of the day. We are definitely looking forward to next year!
Our team came in 13th place after being the 1st pick of alliance 7, and came home with the Rookie Inspires Award. The Rookie Inspires award is an award that celebrates a rookie team’s outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering and engineers, both within their school, as well as in their community.
In our 2nd competition at WPI we won two awards. One being the Rookie All Star award and the other being Highest Seeded Rookie Team. After this event we qualified for district championships!
Our final competition in Springfield we left with Highest Seeded Rookie Team award. This was the district event located at the Big E venue.
Shortly after this event our team was invited to go to World Championship in Houston, Texas. Due to lack of transportation resources and short notice we had no choice but to respectfully decline. Our team looks forward to to next year's challenge!
At Home Challenge
Team 8544 came in 16th place within the Iron Group at the 2021 Infinite Recharge At Home Challenge with a total score of 287.23 points. We completed 3 out of 5 challenges, these being the Hyperdrive, Interstellar Accuracy, and Power Port events.
Battle Cry 2021 at WPI
We were more than excited to participate in our team’s first in-person competition, Battle Cry 2021, as part of our offseason. We competed with 60 teams, making it to the finals on the second day of the competition. Battle Cry was a tournament of the Infinite Recharge game, designed by FIRST. We played seven qualifier rounds, and formed an alliance with teams 694, 6153, and 5000 to play four rounds in the finals.
Follow this link for footage of our matches at BattleCry 2021!