2012-2013 EOY Congrats

Congratulations on a great 2012-2013!

Every one of our sponsored programs experienced tremendous success during the 2012-2013 robotics seasons. This includes all 7 of our sponsored competition programs, including:

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)

For more information on Chap Robotics FRC team, visit its website at chaprobotics.com.

2013 FRC Hub City Regional Chairman's Award Team 2468, Team Appreciate

2013 FRC Hub City Regional Chairman’s Award FIRST Team 2468, Team Appreciate

 
2013 FRC Alamo Regional Winner, Alliance Captain FIRST Team 2468, Team Appreciate

2013 FRC Alamo Regional Winner, Alliance Captain
FIRST Team 2468, Team Appreciate

  
2013 FRC Hub City Regional Woodie Flowers Award Recipient, "Coach" Norman Morgan of FIRST Team 2468, "Team Appreciate" (left) with Dr. Woodie Flowers, Pappalardo Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

2013 FRC Hub City Regional Woodie Flowers Award Recipient, “Coach” Norman Morgan of FIRST Team 2468, “Team Appreciate” (left) with Dr. Woodie Flowers, Pappalardo Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

 

 Team Appreciate also earned the Engineering Excellence Award at the 2013 Alamo Regional. Read more about the team’s success in 2013.

FIRST Tech Challenge® (FTC®) Teams

Our FTC program was selected by the FIRST Robotics Alamo Region to represent Central Texas at the Asia-Pacific Invitational Competition, which was held in Sydney, Australia, from July 4-6, 2013. It was one of only six teams representing the US at this event.

 

2013 FTC Alamo Regional Inspire Award Winner FIRST Team 3781, The Pi-Rho Maniacs

2013 FTC Alamo Regional Inspire Award Winner
FIRST Team 3781, The Pi-Rho Maniacs

FIRST Team 3781, the Pi-Rho Maniacs, received the Regional Inspire Award at the 2013 Alamo Regional. This is FTC’s most prestigious award  The Regional Inspire Award win qualified the team to compete at the 2013 FIRST Robotics World Championships.

In all the Pi-Rhos earned the following awards during the 2012–2013 competition season.

  • Inspire Award, Alamo Regional (San Antonio, TX) and Brackenbot Regional Qualifier (San Antonio, TX)
  • Rockwell-Collins Innovate Award Winner, Alamo Regional (San Antonio, TX) and Connally Regional Qualifier (Austin, TX); Finalist, Brackenbot Regional Qualifier (San Antonio, TX)
  • PTC Design Award Finalist, Brackenbot Regional Qualifier (San Antonio, TX) and Connally Regional Qualifier (Austin, TX)
  • Winning Alliance (1st pick), Tesla Division, Connally Regional Qualifier (Austin, TX); Finalist (Alliance Captain), Naylor Division (San Antonio, TX)
  • Motivate Award Finalist, Brackenbot Regional Qualifier (San Antonio, TX)
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2013 Connally-Lovelace Innovate Award Winner
FIRST Team 5628, Tau Manifesto

FIRST Team 5628, The Tau Manifestor, also brought home several awards this year, including:

  • Rockwell-Collins Innovate Award Winner, Lovelace Division, Connally Regional Qualifier (Austin, TX)
  • Finalist (Alliance Captain), Naylor Division, Alamo Regional (San Antonio, TX)
  • Finalist (1st pick), Lovelace Division, Connally Regional Qualifier (Austin, TX)

FIRST Team 6504, Torque Omega, earned the following awards:

  • Winning Alliance (2nd pick), Tesla Division, Connally Regional Qualifier (Austin, TX)

 

2013 FIRST Team 6710, Summation

2013 Roosevelt Regional Innovate Award Winner
FIRST Team 6710, Summation

FIRST Team 6710, Summation (a/k/a the Sigmas), also brought home its share of awards, including:

  • Rockwell-Collins Innovate Award Winner, Roosevelt Regional Qualifier (San Antonio, TX); Finalist, Connally Regional Qualifier (Austin, TX)
  • Finalist (1st pick), Naylor Division, Alamo Regional (San Antonio, TX); Finalist (Alliance Captain), Lovelace Division, Connally Regional Qualifier (Austin, TX)
  • Inspire Award (2nd place), Connally Regional Qualifier (Austin, TX)
  • Think Award, Finalist, Connally Regional Qualifier (Austin, TX)

Learn more about our FTC teams by visiting westlakeftc.weebly.com.

BEST Robotics

We were excited to add the two middle schools in the Eanes ISD to our sponsored-programs this year. Mentored by our high school FRC students, these teams both qualified to compete at BEST’s highest level of competition…a regional tournament; in our case, this is the Texas BEST Regional, which includes teams from Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. BEST Robotics includes teams from middle and high schools so, for these rookie teams, this was HUGE! We know they’re both excited about next year.

2012 Hill Country Middle School Galaxy Cats BEST Team

2012 Hill Country Middle School Galactic Cougars
BEST Robotics Team

Hill Country Middle School’s “Galactic Cougars” earned the following awards:

  • BEST Award, 1st place, Capitol BEST Hub Competition* (Austin, TX)
    *first time every by (1) a rookie team, (2) a middle school team
  • Best Team Exhibit Interview, Texas BEST Regional Competition(Dallas, TX)
  • Judge’s Choice Award, Texas BEST Regional Competition (Dallas, TX)
  • Qualified for Texas BEST Regional Competition

West Ridge Middle School’s “Mario Galaxy Cats” earned the following awards:

  • BEST Award, 3rd place, Capitol BEST Hub Competition (Austin, TX)
  • 4th place, Robot Competition, Capitol BEST Hub Competition (Austin, TX)
  • Qualified for Texas BEST Regional Competition

 


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