BattleCry19 @ WPI Recap

This past weekend, May 19th and 20th, the team went to WPI to compete in an off-season event. With this event, the mentors have taken a backseat and let the students lead on their own. Ranging from coaching all the way to leading the mechanical aspects, students showed their ability to face a challenge and encourage! We are very excited for next year after attending this event due to the teamwork and leadership the students showed. Even rookie members were able to drive and operate the machine and showed everyone what the next season of Gael Force will look like! Additionally, senior members showed how much they’ve grown during their time on Gael Force by taking those leadership roles and teaching the younger students how to fully embrace all that FIRST can offer.

 

 

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We’re Going to BattleCry@WPI

This weekend, May 19th and 20th, we’ll be competing in BattleCry 19, an off-season event held at WPI.  This event is like any other competition but there is usually a special twist added to make the game even more challenging.

Admission is free to the public and we would love if you came to check it out!

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If you cannot make it to the event but want to watch online, you can visit the NE FIRST Twitch page to watch all the action!

 

For more information on the event, please visit the BattleCry19 website.

Detroit 2018 Recap

We had an amazing time at the FIRST World Championship in Detroit, being able to see some of the best teams in the world and competing with and against them was an experience unlike any other.

 

Our first day at champs was dedicated to getting settled in and exploring the Cobo center.  We got to go to the Innovation Faire and see the new technologies coming out in the world. We saw Jason, the FedEx robot, a jet engine, and robotic hands that could play tic-tac-toe and solve a rubix cube. It’s inspiring to see the new tech coming out in the world and how much STEM is advancing.

 

Day two was filled with qualification matches, after our five matches of the day we ended up ranked 14th. The strategy team filled the stands with spirit and the drive team felt the love at the end of the day. To say we were feeling good after day two would have been an understatement!

 

We had five more qualification matches on day 3, we won some, we lost some, but we had a great time! We ranked 26th at the end of the day and we were able to talk to many teams throughout the day, gaining connections and building relationships with FIRST teams near and far.

 

We also got to go on the Detroit Princess Riverboat that evening, sailing between the Canadian and United States border. We danced the night away and had such a fun time seeing the views!

 

On Saturday, the last day of competition, there was alliance selections. While we were hoping to get picked for the playoffs, the odds were not in our favor. We were, however, very excited to cheer on 195, Cyber Knights from Connecticut, who was picked by the number one alliance for the playoffs- they even made it to the Einstein round robin! We were also able to travel out into the city a little and got Detroit deep dish pizza from Buddy’s! Next year we’re hoping to find Detroit’s best Coney Dogs.

Our time in Detroit made us so excited for next year! They released the name of the 2019 game, Deep Space, we can’t wait to see what the game will be like and how we can improve after this season.

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We want to thank everyone who supported us this season, from the Clinton community to our wonderful sponsors, we would not be able to do FIRST without you!

Ways to Watch Us at the Detroit Championship!

We’re so excited to be able to compete at the FIRST Championship for a 27th year! We’re honored to be able to represent our sponsors, school, community, and alumni at this event. To learn more about the event in Detroit, MI you can click the following link: https://www.firstchampionship.org/detroit-home

If you would like to see the Twitch live stream of the event as a whole, click here: https://www.twitch.tv/firstinspires

If you would like to watch us compete on the Curie field, click here: https://www.twitch.tv/firstinspires_curie

We’re Headed to Detroit!

April 25, 2018 approximately 4:00AM,

An early morning wake up on a Wednesday can only mean one thing…. It’s Championship time! Although we are all groggy from the 4am wake up, we’re all excited to be traveling to Detroit, MI, for the FIRST Championship Event. With 16 students and 10 mentors, we’re ready to get on the plane and make our way to a new city and compete against some of the best teams in the world.