What a weekend! The 10th season for The MidKnight Inventors comes to a close with an amazing performance at the Championship.
We were sorted into the Curie division, alongside top-tier teams whose programs we’ve looked up to for a long time. To be able to observe & learn from them would have been enough, but to be selected to play with them was an honor, and we are ecstatic to be the 2015 Curie Division Champions. Thank you for believing in us. Following some fierce competition on the Einstein field, our alliance ended in 3rd place in the world.
To the #1 seed – our captain, Robotics Team 148 – Robowranglers. Thank you. Catwoman (the can burglars that they ‘cheesecaked’ us with) was absolutely fantastic, and working side-by-side with your team to get them installed was eye-opening for us. Your students and mentors alike were so welcoming to us, and it was great to get to know your team up close!
The same goes to Team 1114: Simbotics. Seeing how two of the best teams in the world operate, on a one-to-one level, was nothing short of fantastic. We have already learned so many lessons through the Simbot Seminar series, but this experience gave us so much to draw from as we move into the future with our team.
Finally, the absolute rockstars of The Zebracorns – FRC Team 900. They were so driven to be a part of this journey that they practiced the most extreme cheesecaking – an entire robot rebuild to accomodate the harpoons! Watching you guys make that happen was so cool.
This has been a spectacular season for us. Every event we’ve gone to, we’ve been able to come home with hardware. A Judges’ Award, Engineering Inspiration, Chairman’s, a Woodie Flowers Finalist Award, and a Dean’s List Finalist – and now, the Curie Division Champions, and Einstein Semi-Finalists. All that we have achieved is due to the fantastic students, mentors, and MidKnight family we have cultivated, and we’re overjoyed to see this program grow each season.
We’re very proud of how far we’ve come in 10 years, and can’t wait to see what the next 10 could bring.