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FIRST IN SHOW New England Week 2 Encore: Waterbury District Event

Updated: Mar 31

Week 2, encore two! FIRST Robotics Competition teams are amped to keep seeing how CRESCENDO match play is progressing!

Wilby High School hosted 33 teams from Connecticut and Massachusetts during this Week 2 event in Waterbury. Special thanks to City of Waterbury Mayor Paul Pernerewski and Waterbury Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Verna D. Ruffin for welcoming our event to the city and school!

We were excited to have presenting sponsor Medtronic on site with their surgical robot demonstration to show visitors about the power of STEM and robotics in the world of healing. Many things to Senior Director of R&D for Surgical Robotics Chris Plocharsky for sharing with the teams how important it is for their bright young minds to shape the future!

Teams amplified their notes to reach high scores of 91 in qualification matches and 96 in playoffs. Alliance 1 lost to Alliance 4 in round 2, entering the lower bracket and playing against three more alliances to make it back to the final matches for another chance at the win. Alliance 4 tried to hold on to their standing, but Alliance 1 came back after three close matches to become Waterbury District Event Champions!

Congratulations to all award winners:

FIRST Impact Award: FRC 195, CyberKnights from Southington, CT

Engineering Inspiration Award: FRC 3461, Operation PEACCE Robotics from Bristol, CT

Rookie All-Star Award: FRC 9710, Discovery PolyBotz from Springfield, MA

Dean's List Semi-Finalists: Harshita U. from FRC 230, Gaelhawks from Shelton, CT and Malakhi B. from FRC 999, MechaRAMS from Cheshire, CT

Outstanding Volunteer Award: Sarah Bachenheimer, Inspection Manager

NE FIRST Waterbury District Event Champions:  FRC 176, Aces High from Windsor Locks, CT;

FRC 230, Gaelhawks from Shelton, CT;

FRC 839, Rosie Robotics from Agawam, MA

NE FIRST Waterbury District Event Finalists:  FRC 5142, Robo Dominators from New Haven, CT;

FRC 558, Elm City Robo Squad from New Haven, CT;

FRC 6346, Cybears, from Norwalk, CT

Judges' Award: FRC 2067, Apple Pi from Guilford, CT

Team Sustainability Award sponsored by Dow: FRC 2168, Aluminum Falcons from Groton, CT

Excellence in Engineering Award: FRC 176, Aces High from Windsor Locks, CT

Innovation in Control Award: FRC 230, Gaelhawks from Shelton, CT

Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors: FRC 999, MechaRAMS from Cheshire, CT

Quality Award: FRC 3654, TechTigers from Middletown, CT

Creativity Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation: FRC 3146, Granby GRUNTS from Granby, CT

Autonomous Award sponsored by Ford: FRC 155, TechnoNuts from Berlin, CT

Team Spirit Award: FRC 558, Elm City Robo Squad from New Haven, CT

Gracious Professionalism Award: FRC 178, 2nd Law Enforcers from Farmington, CT

Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen: FRC 4572, Barlow Robautics from Redding, CT



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