The Granite State District Event was a celebration not only of the hard work every competing team put in this year, but also of a return to the FRC events we've missed so much in the past two years. We're in awe over the high level of competition we saw from everyone who jumped in and picked a Week 1 event!
New Hampshire is the birthplace of FIRST Robotics. The event planning committee welcomed 39 teams from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Vermont at Salem High School in Salem, NH. They worked hard to bring you a safe and fun-filled weekend of intense robot competition from load-in on Friday, March 3rd, all the way through Saturday, March 5th.
The Granite State District Event was full of energy and excitement all weekend. Teams experienced so many firsts early on: a traversal climb by match 1, 4 ranking points for an alliance by match 2, a quintet by match 8. It was wonderful to see teams competing and cooperating again!
Not only was it our first event in 2 years, but it was NE FIRST Executive Director Michael Fantom's first event ever!
Congratulations to all award winners:
Outstanding Volunteer Award: Master of Ceremonies Matt Bisson Dean's List Semi-Finalists: Valerie G. and Sebastian P. from FRC 7407, the Wired Boars from Wallingford, CT
NE FIRST Granite State District Event Champions: FRC 7407, the Wired Boars from Wallingford, CT; FRC 6328, Mechanical Advantage from Littleton, MA; FRC 1729, Team Inconceivable! from Peterborough, NH
NE FIRST Granite State District Event Finalists: FRC 95, the Grasshoppers from White River Junction, VT;
FRC 3467, Windham Windup from Windham, New Hampshire;
FRC 151, Tough Techs from Nashua, New Hampshire
Chairman's Award: FRC 467, The Colonials from Shrewsbury, MA
Engineering Inspiration Award: FRC 6328, Mechanical Advantage from Littleton, MA
Rookie All Star Award: FRC 8708, Ov3r1y K0mp13x from Dunbarton, NH
Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors: FRC 131, CHAOS from Manchester, NH
Highest Rookie Seed: FRC 8724, Mayhem from Bedford, NH
Judges' Award for Jack of all trades, Master of FUN: FRC 126, Gael Force from Clinton, Massachusetts
Rookie Inspiration Award: FRC 8724, Mayhem from Bedford, NH
Entrepreneurship Award: FRC 4909, Bionics from Billerica, MA
Team Spirit Award: FRC 811, Wild Cards from Nashua, NH
Excellence in Engineering Award: FRC 95, Grasshoppers from White River Junction, VT
Gracious Professionalism Award: FRC 1721, Tidal Force from Concord, NH
Creativity Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation: FRC 1922, Oz-Ram from Contoocook, NH
Quality Award: FRC 3467, Windham Windup from Windham, NH
Innovation in Control Award: FRC 7407, Wired Boars from Wallingford, CT
Autonomous Award sponsored by Ford: FRC 78, AIR STRIKE from Newport, RI
Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen: FRC 8013, Boston Lions from Boston, MA