2017 Midwest Regional

Though ranked 36 of 51 teams, Rockford Robotics finished the Midwest Regional as a Quarter-Finalist. We’re proud of our team’s achievement. It’s easy to get disappointed when losing matches, but that wasn’t our case. After each match, even if we lost, everyone was excited about how well our robot performed. Higher ranked teams noticed; Kuhnights (1939) and Gear It Forward (2338) invited us to join the 5th Seed Alliance.

The 1st Elimination Match was our season highlight, scoring 400 points even with only having 2 robots hanging. Unfortunately, several competition related damages caused problems with our Alliance robots during the 2nd & 3rd Elimination Matches. But while our competition participation ended earlier than we would have liked, everyone agreed that it was a BLAST while it lasted. 

The Kunights came by afterwards to thank us for being in their alliance, saying “You lived up to every expectation we had when we picked you”. We look forward to seeing them again at the St. Louis Championship.