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NE FIRST Week 1 Encore: Hartford District Event

Updated: Mar 31

FIRST Robotics Competition teams in New England are amped for event season! Each week we will see at least two district events across our region, and one week will even host week three events at once!

Hartford Public High School in Hartford, Connecticut, was excited to host 33 teams from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut (and even outside of the NE FIRST District from New Jersey!) for this Week 1 New England FRC qualifier.

Our executive director Michael Fantom gave welcoming remarks, reminding teams that to FAIL is really just the First Attempt In Learning.

The penalty-free high score of 88 in qualification matches was surpassed in playoffs where it reached 93 points. We saw crazy competitive playoff matches, with the finals seeing Alliance 4 take on Alliance 3 and bringing home the gold as event winners.

See all event photos, including a great Class of 2024 group shot, here:

Congratulations to all award winners:

FIRST Impact Award: FRC 1071, Team MAX from Wolcott, CT

Engineering Inspiration Award: FRC 5112, The Gongoliers from Foster and Glocester, RI

Dean's List Semi-Finalists: Luke S. from FRC 2170, Galvanized Guardians from Glastonbury, CT and Sophie C. from FRC 175, Buzz Robotics from Enfield, CT

Outstanding Volunteer Award: Connor Henley, FTAA

NE FIRST Hartford District Event Champions:  FRC 175, Buzz Robotics from Enfield, CT;

FRC 177, Bobcats from South Windsor, CT;

FRC 5112, The Gongoliers from Foster and Glocester, RI

NE FIRST Hartford District Event Finalists:  FRC 3314, Mechanical Mustangs from Clifton, NJ;

FRC 8085, MOJO from Milford, CT;

FRC 1991, Dragons, from Hartford, CT

Judges' Award: FRC 8085, MOJO from Milford, CT

Team Sustainability Award sponsored by Dow: FRC 2170, Galvanized Guardians from Glastonbury

Excellence in Engineering Award: FRC 177, Bobcats from South Windsor, CT

Innovation in Control Award: FRC 3314, Mechanical Mustangs from Clifton, NJ;

Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors: FRC 175, Buzz Robotics from Enfield, CT;

Quality Award: FRC 8013, Boston Lions from Boston, MA

Creativity Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation: FRC 3464, Sim-City from Simsbury, CT

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

Team Spirit Award: FRC 181, Birds of Prey from Hartford, CT

Gracious Professionalism Award: FRC 7407, Wired Boars from Wallingford, CT

Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen: FRC 3182, Athena's Warriors from Hartford, CT



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