Spectacular, outstanding, gut-wrenching, exciting; these are all words that describe the FIRST Steamworks Perry Meridian district event. Getting picked by the number one seed team, having our alliance finish in second place, and coming back strong after having our robot take a brutal hit are all events that occurred in our team’s road to success.
Everyone was working hard and doing all that they could to help the team improve and repair the robot. Our systems were updated and our robot was performing spectacularly. Everything was in order for the robot and the team was ready for lift off at the FIRST Steamworks event.
Waiting, that’s all we could do as the top eight seeds picked their alliance partners. We sat through the entire second round waiting, hoping for our team to be called; we finally came around to the first and second seed. The second took their pick, and all heads went down. Until the first seed called for team 1529 to come compete on their alliance. After nearly having a heart attack, the team continued on to the finals.
At the end of the the day, after fighting with all our might, our alliance took home a silver medal and climbed up the state board to end up in the fourteenth place after gaining a total of 40 points in this weekend alone. After improving our teamwork and robot skills, everyone at Perry Meridian would agree, the CyberCards are a wonder to behold.