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FIRST Robotics Competition in MA: NE Western NE District Event

Updated: Apr 14, 2023

Week 3 of CHARGED UP competition in New England is our weekend of double Massachusetts events! Teams competed in Western Mass. on St. Patrick's Day while others loaded in over in Eastern Mass. that same evening.

Western New England University in Springfield, MA, was excited to host 36 teams from Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and of course Massachusetts for the 2023 NE District Western NE Event.

Special thanks to the WNEU Industrial Engineering Department for their leadership of this FRC qualifier! Western New England University is the alma mater of many FIRST Alumni and we are so grateful for their hospitality.

A penalty-free high score of 168 was achieved during playoff matches! We're excited to see how high our teams will continue to climb.

Congratulations to all award winners:

FIRST Impact Award: FRC 5112, The Gongoliers from Foster & Glocester, RI

Engineering Inspiration Award: FRC 2370, IBOTS from Rutland, VT

Dean's List Semi-Finalists: Katherine L. & Mason W. from FRC 2168, Aluminum Falcons from Groton, CT

Outstanding Volunteer Award: Event Chair & WNEU Faculty, Dr. Christian Salmon

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

FRC 195, Cyberknights from Southington, CT;

FRC 8604, Alpha Centauri from Lexington, MA

NE FIRST Western NE District Event Finalists: FRC 177, Bobcat Robotics from South Windsor, CT;

FRC 1740, Cyber Colonels from Ledyard, CT;

FRC 571, Team Paragon from Windsor, CT

Judges' Award: FRC 8709, Pathfinder Tech from Palmer, MA

Team Sustainability Award: FRC 7127, LongMetal from Longmeadow, MA

Excellence in Engineering Award: FRC 178, The 2nd Law Enforcers from Farmington, CT

Innovation in Control Award: FRC 1071, Team MAX from Wolcott, CT

Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors: FRC 195, Cyberknights from Southington, CT

Quality Award: FRC 1740, Cyber Colonels from Ledyard, CT

Creativity Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation: FRC 467, Colonials from Shrewsbury, MA

Autonomous Award sponsored by Ford: FRC 1699, Robocats from Colchester, CT

Team Spirit Award: FRC 175, Buzz Robotics from Enfield, CT

Gracious Professionalism Award: FRC 3182, Athena's Warriors from Hartford, CT

Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen: FRC 7153, Aetos Dios from Manchester, CT



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