Though there was only one day of the Granite State District Event, there were tons of awesome CHARGED UP moments!
Salem High School in Salem, New Hampshire, was excited to host 39 teams from Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts and of course New Hampshire, for the first New England FIRST Robotics Competition qualifier of 2023. The event started off smoothly with teams loading in for inspection and setup on Thursday, March 2, but a snowstorm scheduled for Saturday caused the entire competition to be condensed and completed on Friday, March 3.
Every team made it through 8 qualification matches and alliance selection before the first double elimination tournament in New England, a new playoff format introduced by FRC this year. Seeing high scores of 97 in quals and 109 in finals, we crowned our very first CHARGED UP champions by late Friday night!
Rather than keep teams at the venue even later as the snow started to fall, a virtual awards ceremony was planned for Sunday afternoon. Watch the show online below! All teams will receive their awards at their second event of the season.
We must sincerely thank our teams, volunteers, and the event planning committee for their dedication to a safe and competitive event. Everyone made it possible for the adjusted schedule to succeed!
Check out all of the amazing photos taken by our volunteer photographer here (password: firstinspires)
Congratulations to all award winners:
FIRST Impact Award: FRC 1073, The Force Team from Hollis, NH
Engineering Inspiration Award: FRC 8708, OV3R1Y K0MP13X from Dunbarton, NH
Dean's List Semi-Finalists: Nathan D. from FRC 151, Tough Techs from Nashua, NH and Simar S. from FRC 1073, The Force Team from Hollis, NH
Outstanding Volunteer Award: John Seeman
NE FIRST Granite State District Event Champions: FRC 3467, Windham Windup from Windham, NH;
FRC 5687, The Outliers from Portland, ME;
FRC 8023, LRTC Androscoggin Argonauts from Lewiston, ME
NE FIRST Granite State District Event Finalists: FRC 238, Crusaders from Manchester, NH
FRC 8724, Mayhem from Bedford, NH;
FRC 1073, The Force Team from Hollis, NH
Judges' Award: FRC 6762, Oscats from Hillsborough, NH
Team Sustainability Award: FRC 238, Crusaders from Manchester, NH
Excellence in Engineering Award: FRC 1058, PVC Pirates from Londonderry, NH
Innovation in Control Award: FRC 138, Entropy from Amherst, NH
Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors: FRC 3467, Windham Windup from Windham, NH
Quality Award: FRC 8724, Mayhem from Bedford, NH
Creativity Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation: FRC 95, Grasshoppers from White River Junction, VT
Autonomous Award sponsored by Ford: FRC 5687, The Outliers from Portland, ME
Team Spirit Award: FRC 5902, The Wire Clippers from Portsmouth, NH
Gracious Professionalism Award: FRC 811, Wild Cards from Nashua, NH
Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen: FRC 6933, Archytas from Bethel, VT