Rockford Robotics spent February 27 – March 1 in Pekin IL competing at the Central Illinois Regional. This first time regional competition hosted 40 robotics teams from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio.
After twelve qualifying matches, Rockford Robotics was ranked 17. The 7th seeded team, Cheese Curd Herd (Platteville, WI) invited Mars Wars (Metamora, IL) and us to join them. This Alliance finished second after a hard fought battle with the number one seeded alliance comprised of Team Titanium from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Trident Robotics from Gurnee, Illinois and Swartdogs from Cedar Falls, Iowa. The competition announcer compared Rockford Robotics’ come back battle through the quarter and semi finals as a Cinderella story after their alliance defeated higher ranked teams.
We look forward to applying the lessons learned in Peking at the Wisconsin Regional, March 20 – 22, 2014.
Our success at the Central Illinois Regional would not have been possible without the support of our families, sponsors, and local community. Thank you all.